{"_id":"546b8edb62515a14007ebc39","category":{"_id":"5481008eea7fd40b00cd7c2b","project":"545137a814af501a00b50cf9","version":"545137a814af501a00b50cfc","__v":1,"pages":["5481012cab84321d00eaf544"],"sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2014-12-05T00:47:10.017Z","from_sync":false,"order":1,"slug":"yammer-app-directory","title":"Yammer App Directory"},"project":"545137a814af501a00b50cf9","version":{"_id":"545137a814af501a00b50cfc","project":"545137a814af501a00b50cf9","__v":11,"createdAt":"2014-10-29T18:53:28.525Z","releaseDate":"2014-10-29T18:53:28.525Z","categories":["545137a814af501a00b50cfd","545138eaa66f020800dbab4a","546b9072b47b5d1400109edf","546b9082b47b5d1400109ee0","546b9088b47b5d1400109ee1","546b909462515a14007ebc43","546b90a0b47b5d1400109ee2","546ced235884600e007a92f6","5481008eea7fd40b00cd7c2b","573b9d83ee2b3b220042291f","57be1efa15efc70e006a5f99"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":true,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.0.0","version":"1.0"},"parentDoc":null,"__v":26,"githubsync":"","user":"5433099f9a2b451a00ad4531","updates":["580747a06d24211900953b5c"],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2014-11-18T18:24:27.069Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"basic_auth":false,"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","try":true,"auth":"never","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":4,"body":"##Why should I develop with Yammer?\n\nConnect your app to Yammer’s millions of users – Yammer’s API offers an easy way to acquire users and grow your business. Gain access to verified corporate cloud users from the over 500,000 enterprise organizations that use Yammer.\n\nPromote your app in our global App Directory, where users can instantly experience your app. Reach a larger audience when users share your app’s content with their entire organization’s network on Yammer.\n\nEngage your users by using our Authentication, Open Graph, Embed, and REST API integrations to build a great social experience between your app and Yammer.\n\n[Learn more about the value of Yammer’s Platform here.](/v1.0/docs/yammer-partners)\n\n\n\n##What are the most common use cases for developing on Yammer’s Platform?\n\nThe best Yammer apps built on our platform send data ‘in’ to Yammer. One of the ways this is done is through our [Open Graph](/v1.0/docs/open-graph) protocol.  Open Graph connects users to files, events, and webpages across platforms and applications. As a Yammer developer, you are able to draw connections between systems and maximize the value of relationships between objects, driving engagement.  [Yammer Embed](/v1.0/docs/embed) is a quick and easy way to embed a Yammer feed and content within your existing apps, sites and tools.\n\nTo better understand apps build on the Yammer Platform, login and visit the [Yammer App Directory](https://www.yammer.com/microsoft.com/apps?from=nav).\n\n\n##Is the Yammer API free?\n\nYes! There’s no cost to developers, partners or customers, and any type of Yammer user (freemium or paid) will be able to use your app. [Learn More](https://about.yammer.com/)\n\n\n##Which API should I use?\n\nThe Yammer Platform offers two different APIs:\n\nUse the [REST API](/v1.0/docs/rest-api-rate-limits) if you need an HTTPS-based API, for a server-side web app, or otherwise need lower level access to Yammer.\n\nUse the [Open Graph API](/v1.0/docs/open-graph) if you are interested to publish user activity from your app into Yammer.\n\nUse the [Data Export API](/v1.0/docs/data-export-api)  if you want to export network level data, such as Files, topic, user, and group info. This can only be used by Verified Admins in paid Yammer networks.\n\n\n##Where can I find my app key and secret?\n\nYou can get an API app key and secret by registering an app. Once you have an app registered, the app key and secret will be available under [Created Apps Page](https://www.yammer.com/client_applications) in the Yammer drop-down.\n\n\n##What is OAuth?\n\nOAuth is an open protocol used by the Yammer API for authorizing access to resources on Yammer. It is a more secure alternative to handling user credentials directly. The Yammer API currently supports OAuth 2.0 You can read more about OAuth on the official [OAuth site](http://oauth.net/).\n\n\n##How long is the approval process for Yammer apps?\n\nWe are able to get to most production requests within a few business days. You can find more information about applying for production [here](/v1.0/docs/app-directory).\n\n\n##Can I rename my app?\n\nYes, you are able to rename your app under the [Created Apps Page](https://www.yammer.com/client_applications) under basic info.\n\n\n##Can I use “Yammer” in my app’s name?\n\nNo. Your apps name should not include the word “Yammer” or “Yam”, or any variation closely related to “Yammer”, unless you follow the \"x for Yammer\" style.  For more information please refer to the [Developer Branding Guidelines](/v1.0/docs/branding-guide)\n\n##Should I build a \"Try It\" App or a \"Learn More\" App?\nIf your online solution has a free trial that the Yammer user can join with Yammer credentials, we recommend building a Try It app. Try It apps are designed for companies who offer free or freemium solutions that can be tried by any Yammer user.  If your solution has limited access, we recommend building a Learn More app. With a Learn More app, you still integrate your technology with the Yammer platform. However, the entry from the Yammer App Directory is a button that directs Yammer users to a landing page about your integration with Yammer, and a way to take the next step. To experience the difference, visit the [Yammer App Directory](https://www.yammer.com/microsoft.com/apps?from=nav) and review a few apps of each type.","excerpt":"","slug":"faq","type":"basic","title":"FAQ"}
##Why should I develop with Yammer? Connect your app to Yammer’s millions of users – Yammer’s API offers an easy way to acquire users and grow your business. Gain access to verified corporate cloud users from the over 500,000 enterprise organizations that use Yammer. Promote your app in our global App Directory, where users can instantly experience your app. Reach a larger audience when users share your app’s content with their entire organization’s network on Yammer. Engage your users by using our Authentication, Open Graph, Embed, and REST API integrations to build a great social experience between your app and Yammer. [Learn more about the value of Yammer’s Platform here.](/v1.0/docs/yammer-partners) ##What are the most common use cases for developing on Yammer’s Platform? The best Yammer apps built on our platform send data ‘in’ to Yammer. One of the ways this is done is through our [Open Graph](/v1.0/docs/open-graph) protocol. Open Graph connects users to files, events, and webpages across platforms and applications. As a Yammer developer, you are able to draw connections between systems and maximize the value of relationships between objects, driving engagement. [Yammer Embed](/v1.0/docs/embed) is a quick and easy way to embed a Yammer feed and content within your existing apps, sites and tools. To better understand apps build on the Yammer Platform, login and visit the [Yammer App Directory](https://www.yammer.com/microsoft.com/apps?from=nav). ##Is the Yammer API free? Yes! There’s no cost to developers, partners or customers, and any type of Yammer user (freemium or paid) will be able to use your app. [Learn More](https://about.yammer.com/) ##Which API should I use? The Yammer Platform offers two different APIs: Use the [REST API](/v1.0/docs/rest-api-rate-limits) if you need an HTTPS-based API, for a server-side web app, or otherwise need lower level access to Yammer. Use the [Open Graph API](/v1.0/docs/open-graph) if you are interested to publish user activity from your app into Yammer. Use the [Data Export API](/v1.0/docs/data-export-api) if you want to export network level data, such as Files, topic, user, and group info. This can only be used by Verified Admins in paid Yammer networks. ##Where can I find my app key and secret? You can get an API app key and secret by registering an app. Once you have an app registered, the app key and secret will be available under [Created Apps Page](https://www.yammer.com/client_applications) in the Yammer drop-down. ##What is OAuth? OAuth is an open protocol used by the Yammer API for authorizing access to resources on Yammer. It is a more secure alternative to handling user credentials directly. The Yammer API currently supports OAuth 2.0 You can read more about OAuth on the official [OAuth site](http://oauth.net/). ##How long is the approval process for Yammer apps? We are able to get to most production requests within a few business days. You can find more information about applying for production [here](/v1.0/docs/app-directory). ##Can I rename my app? Yes, you are able to rename your app under the [Created Apps Page](https://www.yammer.com/client_applications) under basic info. ##Can I use “Yammer” in my app’s name? No. Your apps name should not include the word “Yammer” or “Yam”, or any variation closely related to “Yammer”, unless you follow the "x for Yammer" style. For more information please refer to the [Developer Branding Guidelines](/v1.0/docs/branding-guide) ##Should I build a "Try It" App or a "Learn More" App? If your online solution has a free trial that the Yammer user can join with Yammer credentials, we recommend building a Try It app. Try It apps are designed for companies who offer free or freemium solutions that can be tried by any Yammer user. If your solution has limited access, we recommend building a Learn More app. With a Learn More app, you still integrate your technology with the Yammer platform. However, the entry from the Yammer App Directory is a button that directs Yammer users to a landing page about your integration with Yammer, and a way to take the next step. To experience the difference, visit the [Yammer App Directory](https://www.yammer.com/microsoft.com/apps?from=nav) and review a few apps of each type.