Shopify App Store and API Officially Launched!

Shopify App Store and API Officially Launched!

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 App Store and API Officially Launched!

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!

Shopify API

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!

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11 comments

  • Fiona
    Fiona
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    Fantastic! Apps Store looks great and the API will be sure to fill the store with more goodies.

  • Matt Beck
    Matt Beck
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    Bravo Guys!

  • Blake Kuhn
    Blake Kuhn
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    This is so exciting!

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    That’s great !

  • iamkeir
    iamkeir
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    Woo, Shopify – nicely done.

    @Ean: Hi Ean, your post is a bit vague, perhaps pop over to the forums (http://support.myshopify.com/discussions) and express your concerns – I, as an avid Shopify fan, would be more than happy to try and get to the bottom of your concerns – plus Shopify staff are more likely to respond on the forums.

  • Jason
    Jason
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    Bravo guys!

  • Damien
    Damien
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    This is HUGE! Happy Birthday guys.

  • @Shopify Dimitri
    Dimitri
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    @Ean: just to echo what iamkeir said, if you can be more specific in your concerns it would be of great help.

    Regarding the features being included in other e-commerce systems, Shopify is supposed to be lean – when a shopping cart gets bloated it becomes cumbersome and difficult to maintain. We like to make sure that our features don’t just work, but that they work better than everyone else’s.

    You can get directly in touch with me by e-mailing me at my name @shopify.com and I would be more than happy to address your concerns.

  • Jason
    Jason
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    Anyone working on a live support chat module? That’d be awesome!

  • Josh
    Josh
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    Dimitri – I had a question regarding Fetch and have sent an email. Thanks in advance for your help and for your time.

    Josh

  • Scott Mackenzie
    Scott Mackenzie
    June 02 2009, 12:21PM

    Hey guys, where’s the so called ‘well documented’ api? I want to work on some integration….

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