Private apps

What are private apps?

A private app is built for specific merchants, and is not publicly available in the Clover App Market. Developers can share a direct link to the app with the merchants. Private apps are available in any region supported by the App Market.

Creating a private app

To create a private app:

  1. Follow the steps in Creating an app and Managing app settings.
  2. On the App Settings page, click App Type.
  3. At the bottom of the page, select No to the question asking if you want your app to be publicly available to merchants.
  1. Click Save.
  2. Finish creating your app, and then submit it for approval.

Distributing your private app

After your app is approved, distribute it by sharing the app’s link with merchants.

To create and share the app link:

  1. Log in to the developer dashboard.

  2. From the left-navigation menu, select your private app.

  3. Copy the app's ID that appears in the top left of the App Settings page.

  4. Replace the {APPID} variable with your app ID in the following example for your region:

    • North America—{APPID}
    • Europe—{APPID}
  5. Share the app’s link with the merchant so that they can install the app.

Merchant clicks the link or pastes it into their browser. If they are not already logged in, the login page appears.

Billing merchants for private apps

Private apps are not billable using the App Market billing process. Pricing is discussed as part of the initial app review process.

Making a private app public

If you want to make your app public, email Clover developer support.