I would like to develop a custom webpart for a public facing website that DOESNT appear in an IFrame, after trying all the tutorials here "http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/apps/fp179930.aspx" it appears I cant do this, the only option is creating a on-premise hosted app, but wsp files can't be enabled on "Office365 hosted websites" I need a plugin that for example can be downloaded from app store and wont appear in an iframe for the purpose of SEO etc.

Is there another solution?

  • Apps for SharePoint will always be displayed in iFrames when in AppPart mode Oct 16, 2013 at 11:00
  • Ok thanks, am i correct in the assumption that the only work around is to develop a .wsp sharepoint solution / web parts and run this on a on-premise setup? Oct 16, 2013 at 11:07
  • If you need it as WebParts, yes. But bear in mind that all Apps also can be run in "Full mode" where it does not render in an iframe Oct 16, 2013 at 11:10
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    Yes i did create a solution that had a 'full' mvc site that inherited the current sites theme from the '15' folder, however the pitfall is that the web parts associated arent SEO friendly because of the iFrame which is a shame really because thats my only snag to a great app model. Oct 16, 2013 at 11:13


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