Shopify is proud to announce the release of the Shopify Platform!
For the occasion of Shopify’s third birthday, we are officially announcing two major releases that will make Shopify better than ever – the Shopify App Store and the Shopify API!
Shopify App Store
The Shopify App Store is another very exciting project that is also released today. It benefits two different groups of people: Shopify storeowners, and Shopify developers.
Shopify storeowners now have the opportunity to add applications to their Shopify store that will allow them to do all sorts of things they have been unable to do before. From custom invoices and sales reports, to pretty much anything else you can imagine! Here’s a sampling of the first few applications that are available:
- Pixel Printer – an application that makes printing invoices simple
- PowerReviews App – a full-featured customer reviews application
- Fetch – easy-to-use application for selling digital goods
- Mapify – live geolocation of your customers’ purchases
- BaseSync – tool for syncing a store’s products to Google Base
In order to browse and purchase new apps, you go directly to the App Store, browse for the application that you want, and then simply click Install and presto!
In the near future, application developers will even be able charge for their apps using Shopify’s billing system. This is a big win for users, as any app charges will be included in their regular Shopify bill; and it’s a big win for developers, who won’t have to write custom billing code for their apps.
Check out the App Store right now to see all the great things that are on there, and keep your eyes peeled for the new apps that will be released in the future!
The Shopify API has been in the works for a long time and is finally ready. We’ve worked closely with many pre-launch partners that have made the API very robust and we are proud of the final result. The Shopify API will allow developers to create tools that integrate directly with Shopify, and to create applications which will then be sold or offered for free in the App Store.
The API is documented to make it easy for developers to create new applications to be integrated into the Shopify App Store. Interested in becoming a developer and earning recurring revenues from your apps? Check out our Partners page to sign up!