Salesforce Announces Heroku Elements, a Marketplace for App Developers
Heroku Elements gives developers instant access to Heroku's rich ecosystem of pre-integrated app components, services, and tools.
Posted Apr 16, 2015
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Salesforce today launched Heroku Elements, a marketplace of  pre-integrated app components, services, and tools that empower developers to build engaging customer-facing applications.

Heroku Elements includes three new categories of app components, some built by Heroku, but the vast majority of which are built and maintained by Heroku's ecosystem of more than 1,500 partners and open-source developers. Each Element on the marketplace can be found by use case or function, and, to help developers decide which element is right for their needs, includes key information around the number of installs, recency of updates, region data, and more.

The three new categories are the following:

  • Add-ons: tools and services pre-integrated into Heroku that are tailored for developing, extending, and operating apps. In the Heroku Elements marketplace, developers can search and preview add-on functionality to select which fits best with their app's specific needs.
  • Heroku Buttons: third-party components, libraries, and pattern apps that allow users to deploy with a single click. The Heroku Elements marketplace lets developers find which Heroku Buttons are new and trending.
  • Buildpacks: allow users to customize the build process in their preferred frameworks, languages, and communities. Now, users can search the Heroku Elements marketplace to discover new Buildpacks from Heroku or choose from the hundreds built and maintained by its community.

"Heroku Elements represents some of the most interesting and innovative advancements happening across the developer ecosystem," said Adam Gross, vice president of product at Heroku, in a statement. "Companies of all sizes can now easily access the creativity and functionality of application components, commercial services, and open-source tools all in one place and with a single click."

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