It's become nearly as popular as e-mail within some businesses, but a new directory and funding program may soon make Slack equally appealing to app developers.
The startup said it would offer up to $80 million in support for those creating apps that work with its core technology, as well as the Slack App Directory to help businesses more easily discover such apps.
Members of Slack team were eager to court developer opinions by sharing the news on social media like Twitter:
Some suggested that Slack's strategy was a good fit for the times.
Some might see Slack App Directory as a disruptive force in this market, which prompted some interesting responses:
The general consensus, however, was that Slack is poised to dominate the enterprise app space.