Introducing the Upgraded App Categories in Atlassian Marketplace

Hello, Atlassian enthusiasts! 💙

Exciting news is on the horizon as Atlassian Marketplace undergoes a transformative shift in its app categorization system. This major revamp is designed to make your app discovery journey smoother, more efficient, and tailored to your specific needs. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the details of this groundbreaking change and provide you with essential tips to navigate the new landscape effortlessly.

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Understanding the Change

A well-organized categorization system is the backbone of any successful app marketplace. Recognizing this, Atlassian Marketplace has revamped its existing system to address the complexities posed by the previous 37 categories. The goal is clear: to enhance app screening, improve discoverability, and make navigation across the platform frictionless.

What to Expect

The new categorization system boils down to 10 comprehensive categories, covering a broad spectrum of functionalities. Each app can now be mapped to up to two categories, streamlining your search and ensuring that you find the perfect match for your needs. But that’s not all! Introducing the concept of ‘keywords‘ to showcase app use cases adds another layer of refinement to your search experience.

Navigating Categories and Keywords

To better understand how apps are classified, let’s explore the new list of categories and suggested keywords:

  • Project Management: Agile Methodology, Release Management, Resource Management, Risk Management, Road-mapping, Gantt Charts, Checklist, Calendar Management, Dependency Management, Forecasting, Requirements Management, Workflow.

  • Software Development: Agile Methodology, Branch Management, Build Management, Code Collaboration, CI/CD, Pull Requests, Testing & QA.

  • Sales and Customer Relations: CRM, Feedback and Surveys, Custom Directory, Knowledge Base, Language Packs.

  • Design and Diagramming: Graphics & Illustration, Flowcharts, Infographics, UML Diagramming, Wireframing, Themes & Styles, Whiteboard.

  • Security and Compliance: Compliance, Encryption, Privacy Management, Audit, User Permissions.

  • IT Support and Service: Asset Management, Incident Management, IT Support, SLA Management, User Permissions, Monitoring.

  • Data and Analytics: Analytics, Data Management, Data Visualization, Reporting, Charts/Graphs.

  • HR and Team Building: Gamification, Learning and Training, Time Tracking.

  • Content and Communication: Chat, Document Management, Export/Import, Knowledge Base, Language Packs, Localization, Email, Video Conference.

  • Administrative Tools: Automation, Custom Fields, Dashboard Gadgets, Time Tracking, Migration, Notifications.

Partners can tag their apps with two categories and four keywords, providing clarity on app purpose and user needs. While the limited number of categories simplifies customer navigation, the higher number of keywords offers flexibility in refining selections based on specific requirements.

How to Update Your App Information

Starting December 20, 2023, partners can align their app details with the new categorization system. This can be done through either a PATCH API or directly on the App Details page. By following simple steps, partners can update existing categories or use the new system when publishing a new app. It’s essential to make these updates to ensure your app is correctly categorized for users to discover.

FAQs: Your Guide to a Seamless Transition

  • When can I start editing my existing categories? From December 20, 2023.

  • What if my app belongs to more than two categories and more than four keywords? Choose the two categories that align most with your app’s core functionality and select keywords matching its main capabilities.

  • What if I don’t see one of the top use cases of my app in the given list of keywords? Submit a request through the provided form.

  • What happens if I don’t update my app’s categories? Apps will be marked as uncategorized post-customer launch by April 2024.

  • Can I edit categories again after saving and submitting the form? Yes, feel free to edit if needed.

  • What happens to existing categories on Atlassian Marketplace? Existing categories will be deprecated by April 2024, replaced by the new categories and keywords.

    Stay tuned for more updates, tips, and insights from Sevidev: your trusted partner in the Atlassian ecosystem.
    Happy navigating! 🌐✨

Timeline for Change

  • December 20, 2023: Partners can start updating their apps with new categories and keywords.

  • Dec 2023 – April 2024: Change management period for partners to update app categorization.

  • April 2024: New categorization system goes live for customers.

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