Allow workflow actions to be included in App Store Apps
We make a popular product for converting, merging, watermarking and securing files in SharePoint Online. The most popular use for this software is to include our workflow actions in custom SharePoint Designer workflows.
Currently it is not possible to deploy custom workflow actions via SharePoint Apps. As a result our customers have to manually deploy a sandboxed solution that contains our workflow actions. A pretty horrible experience.
Please consider adding support for (declarative) workflow actions to the App model, preferably in a way that doesn't require elevated privileges and may be distributed via the App store.
The workflow engine used by SharePoint is not connected with the add-ins model. With the “provider hosted” app model we are seeing customers, ISVs and SIs getting advantages of more complex workflow engines that are able to connect to different Office 365 workloads instead of SharePoint only.