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Submitting your web app

Adhere to the gallery principles

Adhere to the gallery principles

First, you need to determine if your web app meets the Windows Web App Gallery Principles. Your web app will need to adhere to a few basic criterias for a quality user experience in the Gallery, such as support for the same Windows platforms as the Web PI and no harm to the user’s computer.

Add support to your app package

Add support to your app package

Now you need to add support to your ZIP package for Web App Gallery so that we can simplify the installation of your app on Windows. This requires you to add 2 simple XML files to your application zip package. Read the Windows Web App Packaging Guidelines for a detailed walkthrough.

Important! We cannot accept your submission until you've completed this step. For help with packaging your web app, visit the Developers Forum.

Submit your app

Submit your app

Once you've determined that your web app meets the gallery's principles and you've created a compatible app package, you can now submit your web app using our online form.

submit web app

It’s a win-win for everyone

The Windows Web App Gallery provides simple ways for users to explore, discover, install and deploy your web applications on the Windows Platform. Share your web app with millions of Windows users worldwide.

Users have a great place to go to discover and install the web apps they want as well as share and learn from user ratings and reviews. Hosters now have a simple way to offer and deploy the best free web applications to their customers. And developers get a easy way to distribute their latest apps.

Get going with best practices, guidelines and requirements for the Web App Gallery. Once you’re all set, submit your app and we’ll take it from there.

Packaging

Packaging your web app

Read our packaging guidelines and learn what you need to do to package your web app for submission.

Requirements

Requirement and Principles

Read the Web App Gallery principles and see if your app meets the minimum requirements.

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Control Panels

Integrate with control panels

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Developer Support Forum

Developer Support Forum

Connect with the Windows Web App Gallery team and ge help with packaging, submission and more.

Installer Support Forum

Installer Support Forum

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