$15 Bounty Offered for Each New Google Apps User

Google is getting down to business with its digital enterprise-friendly products. The technology giant just rolled out a Google Apps Referral Program and Google Docs and Sheets add-ons.

Prajesh Parekh of Google Apps marketing is talking up the referral program, comparing it to recommending a new coffee shop or a tool that that drives workplace efficiency. Google Apps would fall into the latter category. But unlike recommending a coffee shop or a new iPhone app to your buddy, recommending Google Apps will fetch you a $15 prize.

"Many of the millions of Google Apps customers learned about tools like Hangouts, Drive and Gmail for business from their customers, friends and networks," Parekh said. "The referral program makes it easy to share Google Apps with your network and show them how they, too, can use these tools at work. To show our appreciation, we're offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user you refer."

Google Add-Ons

Meanwhile, Dan Lazin over at the Google Apps team is giving folks one more reason to sign up for the digital products: Google Docs and Sheets add-ons. Lazin described these as new tools created by developers that aim to give end-users more features in their documents and spreadsheets.

"Joining the launch are more than 50 add-ons that partners have built using Apps Script. Now, we're opening up the platform in a developer-preview phase," Lazin said. "If you have a cool idea for Docs and Sheets users, we'd love to publish your code in the add-on store and get it in front of millions of users."

Google Apps Script powers Docs and Sheets add-ons. Google is trying to make it easy as possible for developers to build add-ons with a server-side JavaScript platform that requires no setup. Even though add-ons are in developer preview right now, the tools and...

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