Let customers test drive your apps on AppSource
Are you passionate about building apps in PowerApps? Do you have an app you would like to share with customers? If so, we are very excited to announce that we now support PowerApps Test Drive solutions on AppSource.com as a way for you to share apps with customers, and generate leads for your business.
What is a Test Drive solution?
A Test Drive solution enables your customers to try out a real app, without signing up for a PowerApps plan or installing any applications. Customers just sign into AppSource.com using their Azure Active Directory (AAD) account and run the app in a web browser. Without Test Drive, customers can only read about your app or watch a video that describes it. With Test Drive, customers get a better idea of what your solution is and what functionality your app has. And they have the experience of actually using the app. Customers won't be able to look under the hood to see how your app is built, so your intellectual property is protected. We collect and share lead information for users that launch your Test Drive app to help you grow your business.
Here is the example of an app listing on AppSource.com:
Selecting the Free Trial link from the app listing above launches the test-drive app directly within the user's browser:
How do I build a Test Drive solution?
Building an app for a Test Drive solution is just like building any app in PowerApps, but you use embedded data instead of external data connections. Using embedded data reduces the barrier of deploying the app to your customer, so there is zero friction for them to try it out. The full solution that you ultimately distribute to customers typically includes data connections, but embedded data works well for a Test Drive solution.
For more details please visit the PowerApps AppSource test drive article.
How do I list my Test Drive solution on AppSource.com?
Once your app is ready, it's time to publish it to AppSource.com. In order to start this process, please complete the application form on PowerApps.com.
Once you apply you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your app to be published on AppSource.com. The onboarding documentation that captures the full end-to-end process can also be downloaded here.
Join the partners already onboard
Here are just a few of the partners that have already onboarded their own Test Drive solutions to AppSource.com: