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Busy Plugin Developers Newsletter – Summer 2022

Marketplace updates:

⭐️ Introducing Space apps in JetBrains Marketplace and the Space Apps Contest

JetBrains Space – an all-in-one solution for software projects and teams – can now be extended with applications. A Space application is an external server-side service or client-side application (JavaScript, mobile, or desktop) that can interact with Space modules. For example, apps can be built to send messages to chats, receive data about projects and teams, and more.

Apps can be installed directly from your Space client, or by browsing JetBrains Marketplace. You can also create and publish apps of your own. Check out the app development documentation to learn how to get started with building apps for Space.

If you want to try developing a Space app, we’d like to invite you to take part in the Space Apps Contest for a chance to win valuable prizes. To participate in the contest, you just need to register, create an application for Space, and upload it to our Marketplace. The deadline for app submissions is November 7, 2022.

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Plugin Ideas for Space

The Plugin Ideas page on JetBrains Marketplace is a place for sharing ideas for plugins or new features. At a glance, you can see what the community would appreciate the most and use that knowledge to decide what to work on. It now features ideas for Space applications.

Explore ideas for Space apps.

⭐️ Automated follow-up emails for plugin trial users

A new automated email campaign allows paid plugin vendors to follow up with users during their trial periods, direct them to valuable resources for getting started, move them down the sales funnel, and get feedback following purchases.

The campaign includes three messages:

  • Welcome email with plugin resources
  • Trial expiration reminder
  • Review request email (sent after plugin purchase)

Learn more in this blog post. 

Plugin development tooling updates:

We have updated two of our most crucial tools for creating plugins for IntelliJ-based IDEs.

⭐️ Gradle IntelliJ Plugin 1.9.0

Version 1.9.0 of the Gradle IntelliJ Plugin – an extension to the Gradle build system and the preferred solution for creating plugins for IntelliJ-based IDEs – is now available. This is a critical update enabling compatibility with the 2022.2 versions of our IDEs. Check out what’s new and update the dependency to 1.9.0.

⭐️ IntelliJ Platform Plugin Template 1.2.0

The IntelliJ Platform Plugin Template is a template-type repository that simplifies the process of creating new plugins for IntelliJ-based IDEs. The 1.2.0 release aligns with our curated solutions and the latest dependency versions. Visit the project page, where you’ll find all the information you need to get started with your new project.

New articles in the IntelliJ Platform SDK documentation:

You can learn about additional updates to the documentation here.

Useful resources:

How to Build Applications for JetBrains Space

In this webinar, Denis Zakharov and Maarten Balliauw explain how to add your own Space apps to JetBrains Marketplace. They also took a look at the different extensibility options that are available and explained how you can use the HTTP API and Space SDK to integrate with JetBrains Space.

Special Slack channel for Space app developers

If you are interested in building applications for Space and you have any questions, we encourage you to join the #space-platform Slack channel. All you have to do is get an invite to the JetBrains Platform Slack community.

Plugin Notifications settings 

Check out this article about how plugin vendors can manage notifications about new plugin reviews, plugin verification results, and sales.

Documentation about sales-related emails

For plugins sold via JetBrains Marketplace, we take care of sales-related communications like order request confirmations, renewal reminders, invoicing, and refunds. In this article, you can find some examples of our emails and in-product notifications.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned, and be sure to follow us on Twitter.

Your JetBrains Marketplace team