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can Google docs have an addon system like openoffice?

 
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Hi guys,
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question.
I used to write some openoffice addons in java using openoffice API. Now that there are new web based office suits like Google docs, i asked myself why Google docs won't consider adding an Extension/addon architecture so people can write Google docs extensions and deploy them to Google docs like we can do with openoffice?
would this Extension feature not be possible in web based office suite like Google docs? if yes ,what are the reasons?

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You mean something like http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:You mean something like http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/?



if i am not wrong goole apps is not only linked to Google Docs . what i meant is only the Google Docs software at https://docs.google.com/
 
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Not following. Are you saying writing plugins for Google Docs is out of the question just because they're sold through the Enterprise Marketplace which also happens to deal with plugins for other apps?
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:Not following. Are you saying writing plugins for Google Docs is out of the question just because they're sold through the Enterprise Marketplace which also happens to deal with plugins for other apps?


Sorry i am not aware. can you point me to some Google app that is an extension to Google docs?
I mean the main Google docs app does'nt provide a mechanism for adding extensions. something like a new menu "Intall extension" like it is in openoffice desktop application. I hope i am making sense.
 
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can you point me to some Google app that is an extension to Google docs?


At a quick glance, they all seem to be. If you want a specific one, have a look at this.

I mean the main Google docs app does'nt provide a mechanism for adding extensions. something like a new menu "Intall extension" like it is in openoffice desktop application.


Correct. The end user can not install plugins; they're provided through the Google Apps Marketplace. We're talking about web apps, after all, not desktop apps.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:

can you point me to some Google app that is an extension to Google docs?


At a quick glance, they all seem to be. If you want a specific one, have a look at this.

I mean the main Google docs app does'nt provide a mechanism for adding extensions. something like a new menu "Intall extension" like it is in openoffice desktop application.


Correct. The end user can not install plugins; they're provided through the Google Apps Marketplace. We're talking about web apps, after all, not desktop apps.



Thank you. this seems interesting. I'll have a look at Google apps . can you tell in brief what technologies we can use to develop a Google app? does it requires learning a new platform or API to develop for? i suppose Google apps could be deployed as GWT or GAE apps am i right? or do we need to learn a new technology to be able to develop apps for the google apps marketplace?

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I would imagine that there is a FAQ that covers all this.
 
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