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So I've finally got the search CSOM to give me results back in my sharepoint hosted add-in/app. I can install/deploy it out, I can even add it to our catalog. I can then add the app in the site contents page - but that seems to be also how I launch and run it.

What I want to do is take the default search center page and replace it with my sharepoint add-in/app. Is this possible? I just want to be able to click "edit page" and see my app available as a web part or something.

But it seems the app/add-in can only just be run by click it's time under site contents.

How can I use my app, not "on" my existing page, but AS my page??

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You can add app-part or client webpart in your app for this. That way it will be accessible as a webpart when you edit the page and try to add it. Find more details here

  • Thanks for your response - i've seen that page you linked and every time I try to follow the steps I just don't see my app listed in either the app parts or web parts when I do edit page -> insert. There must be some steps that aren't explained that I am missing. – JzInqXc9Dg Mar 8 '16 at 12:43
  • Ok I take back my comment...partially. I can get my app part listed on my Developer site - but not on any other sites/site collections/pages that I am really wanting it to be on. – JzInqXc9Dg Mar 8 '16 at 12:55
  • The app part will only be visible on the site where app is deployed. I am not sure but you might want to try deploying it at tenant level and check if it is available then. for tenant level deployment check below link msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp179896.aspx#Web – Garima Mar 9 '16 at 4:19
  • you will need admin rights for this. – Garima Mar 9 '16 at 4:19

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