Following this announcement. Here is an post from a colleague of mine Vjaya Prakash who is based in India (Bangalore) and mainly support the Maya API.
People who wants to distribute their Apps which is going to be used by Maya users, they have to follow some semantics. You can watch the video of how to install sample apps and how to use those apps inside Maya here. If you are still thinking about where to start please see here. For writing the application specific manifest files and rules to be followed please see here