The logic behind


I’ve had numerous requests about what logic runs the daily updated list of forge apps on (or if you’re behind a corporate firewall). Given that the code depends on a bunch of our proprietary code packages that we still need to make public, it’s currently a bit difficult to make the repository open source and share the code on Github.

So for those who wish to make their own version, or do some other logic with the vast amount of data that is available through the Atlassian Marketplace API, here are some code snippets you can use.

The app runs a scheduled task every day at midnight (UTC):

    try {
      log('==> Retrieving all cloud apps from the Atlassian Marketplace API');
      const apps = await this.getAllCloudApps();

      log(`==> Scheduling ${apps.length} apps for processing`);
      for await (const app of apps) {
        log(`==> Scheduling ${} for processing`);
        await this.eventEmitter.emit(new CustomEvent<ImportAppEvent>(Tasks.ImportAppTask, new ImportAppEvent(, app)));

      log('==> Finished scheduling apps from the Atlassian Marketplace API for processing');

With the getAllCloudApps function being this:

  private async getAllCloudApps(url = '/rest/2/addons?hosting=cloud') {
    const apps: Array<any> = [];
    const response = await axios.get(`${url}&limit=50`).catch(console.log);
    const result = response?.data;
    if (result) {
      if (result?._links?.next) {
        const next = Array.isArray(result?._links?.next) ? result?._links?.next.find((item: any) => item.type === 'application/json') : result?._links?.next;
        apps.push(...await this.getAllCloudApps(next.href));
      apps.push(...result._embedded?.addons || []);
    return apps;

As you can see it emits an event for each app. This is based on Google Cloud Platform Pub/Sub. So for each cloud app it finds, an event is published which kicks of another process. That process is the following task:

  async process(message: pubsub.Message): Promise<void> {
    log(`==> Start processing ${}`);
    try {
      const { name, data } = message.json as CustomEvent<ImportAppEvent>;
      if (name !== this.topic) throw new Error(`Event ${name} does not match ${this.topic}, ignoring`);
    } catch (err) {
      error('======================== Event processing failed ========================');
      error(`==> Failed to process ${}`, err);
    } finally {
      log(`==> Finished processing ${}`);

  async run(app: any) {
    try {
      log(`==> Start processing app ${}`);

      log(`==> Retrieving listing details for app ${} from the GraphQL API`);
      const listing = await this.getAppDetails(;
      app.listing = listing;

      if (Array.isArray(listing?.cloudAppVersions?.edges)) {
        const forgeDeployment = listing?.cloudAppVersions?.edges.find((item: any) => item?.node?.deployment?.__typename === 'MarketplaceCloudAppDeployment');
        if (forgeDeployment) {
          app.type = 'forge';
        } else {
          const connectDeployment = listing?.cloudAppVersions?.edges.find((item: any) => item?.node?.deployment?.__typename === 'MarketplaceConnectAppDeployment');
          if (connectDeployment) {
            app.type = 'connect';
          } else {
            app.type = 'unknown';


      log(`==> Finished processing app ${}`);
    } catch (err) {
      const { message } = err as Error;
      error(`==> Failed to retrieve app details for app ${}`, { app, innerException: message });

  private async getAppDetails(appId: string) {
    const response = await``, JSON.stringify({
      operationName: 'GetMarketplaceAppListingById',
      query: 'query GetMarketplaceAppListingById($appId: ID!, $location: MarketplaceLocation, $visibility: MarketplaceAppVersionVisibility) {\n  marketplaceApp(appId: $appId) {\n    ...AppListingApp\n    ...PublicPrivateAppVersions\n    ...AllServerDCAppVersionsCount\n    productHostingOptions(excludeHiddenIn: $location)\n    cloudAppVersions: versions(\n      filter: {productHostingOptions: [CLOUD], excludeHiddenIn: $location, visibility: $visibility}\n      first: 1\n    ) {\n      ...AppListingAppVersionConnection\n      __typename\n    }\n    serverAppVersions: versions(\n      filter: {productHostingOptions: [SERVER], excludeHiddenIn: $location, visibility: $visibility}\n      first: 1\n    ) {\n      ...AppListingAppVersionConnection\n      __typename\n    }\n    dataCenterAppVersions: versions(\n      filter: {productHostingOptions: [DATA_CENTER], excludeHiddenIn: $location, visibility: $visibility}\n      first: 1\n    ) {\n      ...AppListingAppVersionConnection\n      __typename\n    }\n    __typename\n  }\n}\n\nfragment AppListingApp on MarketplaceApp {\n  name\n  appKey\n  appId\n  entityStatus\n  slug\n  tagline\n  privacyPolicyUrl\n  listingStatus\n  createdAt\n  marketingLabels\n  googleAnalyticsId\n  summary\n  jsdWidgetKey\n  categories {\n    ...AppListingCategory\n    __typename\n  }\n  wikiUrl\n  forumsUrl\n  isAtlassianCommunityEnabled\n  issueTrackerUrl\n  supportTicketSystemUrl\n  statusPageUrl\n  watchersInfo {\n    ...AppListingWatcherStatus\n    __typename\n  }\n  logo {\n    ...AppListingImage\n    __typename\n  }\n  partner {\n    ...AppListingPartner\n    __typename\n  }\n  reviewSummary {\n    ...AppListingReviewSummary\n    __typename\n  }\n  distribution {\n    ...AppListingDistribution\n    __typename\n  }\n  programs {\n    ...AppListingProgram\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment PublicPrivateAppVersions on MarketplaceApp {\n  ...PublicPrivateCloudVersions\n  ...PublicPrivateServerVersions\n  ...PublicPrivateDataCenterVersions\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AllServerDCAppVersionsCount on MarketplaceApp {\n  allServerDCAppVersions: versions(\n    filter: {visibility: PUBLIC, productHostingOptions: [SERVER, DATA_CENTER]}\n  ) {\n    totalCount\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingAppVersionConnection on MarketplaceAppVersionConnection {\n  totalCount\n  edges {\n    node {\n      ...AppListingAppVersion\n      __typename\n    }\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingCategory on MarketplaceAppCategory {\n  name\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingWatcherStatus on MarketplaceAppWatchersInfo {\n  isUserWatchingApp\n  watchersCount\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingImage on MarketplaceListingImage {\n  original {\n    id\n    width\n    height\n    __typename\n  }\n  highResolution {\n    id\n    width\n    height\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingPartner on MarketplacePartner {\n  name\n  id\n  slug\n  partnerType\n  programs {\n    isCloudAppSecuritySelfAssessmentDone\n    __typename\n  }\n  partnerTier {\n    type\n    updatedDate\n    __typename\n  }\n  support {\n    contactDetails {\n      websiteUrl\n      ...AppListingPartnerSupportContact\n      __typename\n    }\n    availability {\n      ...AppListingPartnerSupportAvailability\n      __typename\n    }\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingReviewSummary on MarketplaceAppReviewSummary {\n  rating\n  count\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingDistribution on MarketplaceAppDistribution {\n  downloadCount\n  installationCount\n  isPreinstalledInServerDC\n  isPreinstalledInCloud\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingProgram on MarketplaceAppPrograms {\n  cloudFortified {\n    status\n    programStatus\n    __typename\n  }\n  bugBountyParticipant {\n    cloud {\n      status\n      __typename\n    }\n    server {\n      status\n      __typename\n    }\n    dataCenter {\n      status\n      __typename\n    }\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment PublicPrivateCloudVersions on MarketplaceApp {\n  publicCloudVersion: versions(\n    first: 1\n    filter: {productHostingOptions: [CLOUD], visibility: PUBLIC}\n  ) {\n    ...VersionBuildNumber\n    __typename\n  }\n  privateCloudVersion: versions(\n    first: 1\n    filter: {productHostingOptions: [CLOUD], visibility: PRIVATE}\n  ) {\n    ...VersionBuildNumber\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment PublicPrivateServerVersions on MarketplaceApp {\n  publicServerVersion: versions(\n    first: 1\n    filter: {productHostingOptions: [SERVER], visibility: PUBLIC}\n  ) {\n    ...VersionBuildNumber\n    __typename\n  }\n  privateServerVersion: versions(\n    first: 1\n    filter: {productHostingOptions: [SERVER], visibility: PRIVATE}\n  ) {\n    ...VersionBuildNumber\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment PublicPrivateDataCenterVersions on MarketplaceApp {\n  publicDataCenterVersion: versions(\n    first: 1\n    filter: {productHostingOptions: [DATA_CENTER], visibility: PUBLIC}\n  ) {\n    ...VersionBuildNumber\n    __typename\n  }\n  privateDataCenterVersion: versions(\n    first: 1\n    filter: {productHostingOptions: [DATA_CENTER], visibility: PRIVATE}\n  ) {\n    ...VersionBuildNumber\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingAppVersion on MarketplaceAppVersion {\n  ...AppListingAllAppVersion\n  ...AppListingHostingSelectorAppVersion\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingPartnerSupportContact on MarketplacePartnerSupportContact {\n  emailId\n  phoneNumber\n  websiteUrl\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingPartnerSupportAvailability on MarketplacePartnerSupportAvailability {\n  daysOfWeek\n  isAvailable24Hours\n  startTime\n  endTime\n  timezone\n  timezoneOffset\n  holidays {\n    ...AppListingPartnerSupportHolidays\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment VersionBuildNumber on MarketplaceAppVersionConnection {\n  edges {\n    node {\n      buildNumber\n      __typename\n    }\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingAllAppVersion on MarketplaceAppVersion {\n  buildNumber\n  youtubeId\n  moreDetails\n  paymentModel\n  learnMoreUrl\n  endUserLicenseAgreementUrl\n  documentationUrl\n  purchaseUrl\n  isSupported\n  documentationUrl\n  releaseDate\n  releaseNotes\n  releaseSummary\n  releaseNotesUrl\n  version\n  heroImage {\n    ...AppListingImage\n    __typename\n  }\n  highlights {\n    ...AppListingHighlight\n    __typename\n  }\n  screenshots {\n    ...AppListingScreenshot\n    __typename\n  }\n  deployment {\n    ...AppListingAppDeployment\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingHostingSelectorAppVersion on MarketplaceAppVersion {\n  buildNumber\n  paymentModel\n  purchaseUrl\n  learnMoreUrl\n  deployment {\n    ...AppListingAppDeployment\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingPartnerSupportHolidays on MarketplacePartnerSupportHoliday {\n  holidayFrequency\n  date\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingHighlight on MarketplaceListingHighlight {\n  title\n  caption\n  summary\n  croppedScreenshot {\n    ...AppListingImage\n    __typename\n  }\n  screenshot {\n    image {\n      ...AppListingImage\n      __typename\n    }\n    caption\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingScreenshot on MarketplaceListingScreenshot {\n  caption\n  image {\n    ...AppListingImage\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment AppListingAppDeployment on MarketplaceAppDeployment {\n  __typename\n  compatibleProducts {\n    ...AppListingCompatibleProduct\n    __typename\n  }\n  ... on MarketplaceInstructionalAppDeployment {\n    instructions {\n      instruction\n      screenshot {\n        ...AppListingImage\n        __typename\n      }\n      __typename\n    }\n    isBinaryUrlAvailable\n    __typename\n  }\n  ... on MarketplaceWorkflowAppDeployment {\n    isWorkflowDataFileAvailable\n    __typename\n  }\n  ...ConnectAppScopes\n  ...EcosystemCloudAppDetails\n}\n\nfragment AppListingCompatibleProduct on CompatibleAtlassianProduct {\n  id\n  name\n  __typename\n  atlassianProduct {\n    name\n    hostingOptions\n    __typename\n  }\n  ... on CompatibleAtlassianServerProduct {\n    minimumVersion\n    maximumVersion\n    __typename\n  }\n  ... on CompatibleAtlassianDataCenterProduct {\n    minimumVersion\n    maximumVersion\n    __typename\n  }\n}\n\nfragment ConnectAppScopes on MarketplaceConnectAppDeployment {\n  scopes {\n    id\n    capability\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n\nfragment EcosystemCloudAppDetails on MarketplaceCloudAppDeployment {\n  cloudAppId\n  scopes {\n    id\n    capability\n    __typename\n  }\n  __typename\n}\n',
      variables: { appId, location: 'WEBSITE', visibility: null }
    }), {
      headers: {
        'Content-Type': 'application/json'
    return response?.data?.data?.marketplaceApp;

The code uses the Atlassian GraphQL API, which has a playground you can use to see what else you can grab from it: GraphQL Gateway

I hope this helps others to create their own reporting with regard to Atlassian Marketplace apps. This logic can also be applied to Connect apps or Server/DC as this data is also available in all these APIs.

Happy coding!