Last updated Apr 17, 2023

Start building with Atlassian

Apps help teams get work done by extending and customizing Atlassian products. You can build apps to help your team or you can use the Atlasssian Marketplace to sell to millions of users worldwide.

This page outlines the steps to take your app from idea to reality. Whether you want to solve a problem for your own team or become the next Marketplace success story, it’s easy to get started.

Explore Forge

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Forge is our recommended way to build apps for Atlassian products. It’s a serverless cloud app development platform that makes it fast, easy, and secure to build apps for Jira, Confluence Cloud, and more. With Forge, developers can build with an easy-to-use command-line interface, thorough documentation, app samples, and a frictionless onboarding process.

  • We host, you build: We take care of security, compute, and storage, so you can focus on building.
  • Secure by design: Apps are fully hosted by us, and you're in control of how and when data leaves Atlassian cloud.
  • UI your way: Choose between UI kit, which lets you build quick, intuitive UIs without hassle, and Custom UI, which gives you full creative control over your app interface.

To start building your Forge app, check out:

Build your app

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Once you've learned the basics of Forge, you're ready to build your own app!

If you need some inspiration, see some example apps, check out the available Forge APIs, or take a look at our design guidelines and frontend components:

If Forge doesn't support your use case yet, for example you’re building for Trello or Bitbucket, check out our other development platform options – Atlassian Connect or Data Center.

Share and sell

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Once your app is built, you can share it for free with your team, or sell it on the Atlassian Marketplace.

The developer console also lets you monitor app performance to keep your app running smoothly for all users.

Get started

Join 13,400+ developers in our Developer Community and start your app today.

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