Unlocking Possibilities: Introducing the Developer Portal for Zoho Finance Applications

Every business is different, and as they grow, they often need tools that can adapt to their unique needs. At Zoho, we understand that businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and we recognize that they will need tools that can be customized for their specific needs.

Introducing Developer Portal for Zoho Finance apps

That's why we launched the Developer Portal for Zoho Finance applications on November 15, 2023. This portal is a dedicated platform designed to empower developers and businesses alike in creating extensions for Zoho Finance applications.

The Developer Portal is available for the following Zoho Finance applications:

  • Zoho Books
  • Zoho Billing
  • Zoho Expense
  • Zoho Inventory
  • Zoho Invoice

The Developer Portal for Zoho Finance applications

With the Developer Portal, developers can create extensions that cater to unique business requirements, thereby expanding the capabilities of Zoho Finance applications beyond their native functionalities.

Key features of the Developer Portal 

The Developer Portal offers many features to facilitate extension development, including:

Access to all features

Developers gain access to all features supported within the respective Zoho Finance application as components. This ensures that the full potential of the application is at your disposal.

Sandbox testing

Developers can test their extensions in a controlled sandbox environment before making them available to users. This ensures that extensions perform smoothly and reliably.

Publishing flexibility

Developers have the flexibility to choose how they publish their extensions, privately or publicly.

  • Privately: Extensions can be shared exclusively within an organization, making them available only to specified users. This is ideal for businesses that want to extend app functionality while maintaining exclusivity.
  • Publicly: Extensions can be made available in Zoho Marketplace once developed, allowing any Zoho Finance application user to download and benefit from them.

Version management

The Developer Portal provides the option to manage different versions of extensions. Developers can deprecate or install specific versions, ensuring smooth transitions and updates for users.

The best part is that developers have the freedom to publish their extensions in Zoho Marketplace at no cost. You can choose whether to offer your extensions for free or charge users for their installation, providing you with monetization opportunities.

Getting started 

Before you can start building your extensions in the Developer Portal, you'll have to follow the steps below:

  1. Create a Zoho Developer account.
  2. Add a workspace in Zoho Sigma.
  3. Create an extension in Zoho Sigma.
  4. Access the Developer Portal by clicking Edit Extension next to the extension created in Zoho Sigma.

To delve deeper into the capabilities of the Developer Portal and learn how to create extensions with it, you can read our help document on the Zoho Books Developer Portal. The same features will be available in the other Zoho Finance applications.

Explore the 230+ extensions in Zoho Marketplace for Zoho Finance applications

Today, there are over 230+ extensions in Zoho Marketplace for Zoho Finance applications. These extensions cover a wide range of categories to fulfill most business requirements. Some commonly installed extensions for each of the Zoho Finance applications include:

  • Address Typeahead (Zoho Books)
  • Bookmark (Zoho Billing)
  • WAY2VAT (Zoho Expense)
  • Bundle Automator (Zoho Inventory)
  • Bitly Invoice Link (Zoho Invoice)

You can find more extensions for Zoho Books, Zoho Billing, Zoho Expense, Zoho Inventory, and Zoho Invoice in their respective marketplace. Alternatively, you can also find them in the Integration & Marketplace settings for each of our apps. 

We're excited about the Developer Portal and its potential. We invite all developers to start using this powerful tool today to enhance the capabilities of our Zoho Finance applications and create extensions tailored to your specific business requirements.

If you have any queries regarding the Developer Portal, write to us at developer@zohofinance.com and we will assist you.


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