Add-on developers will draw users away from Office, Google hopes.
Among the initial add-ons, users will find the tools to embed Twitter tweets, run mail merges, use Google Maps and Google Analytics, and install new fonts for documents.
The add-ons will be available via Google’s online store.
The end goal for Google, however, is for developers to experiment with the newly-opened APIs and produce even more features and components that would draw Microsoft users to Google.
Developers have to publish their add-ons in Google’s store, and there’s a set of guidelines developers have to adhere to.