Steps to Extend Shopify Default Features – Making a Custom App


At this point, you’re most likely getting very familiar with the every detail of your Shopify store. You’re getting a lot of significant worth when logged into Shopify and can see important data about your business with only a couple of clicks. How about creating a Shopify App as the next step?

Many would look towards hiring a Shopify development service provider for Shopify App creation, but real fun lies in doing it by yourself.

Given below are the steps for getting started to build a Shopify App:

Creating a Shopify Partner account The initial step that is required to make a Shopify App is to become a Shopify Partner. This account is free and will present you or your business inside the Shopify application store. Shopify has an overview of the Shopify Partner account setup here. Carefully enter the Company Name when setting up your Partner account. This name will be the handle used in the links of your account going ahead and can’t be changed easily.

Creating a Shopify development store Next, you’ll have to make your Shopify development store. You can build your free development store from the Development Stores segment of your Shopify Partner dashboard. The Development store will enable you to introduce and test your Shopify application all through the developement procedure.

Choosing a Shopify App idea Now, you should have a general thought of the kind of application you’d create before continuing to the next level. Your app thought should at any rate match to Shopify’s app review checklist. Also, it is a smart thought to present your app for endorsement to the Shopify app email: The Shopify folks usually reply within 24 hours and are exceptionally helpful with approving the idea. Creating your application service Your app should run on your application server. Therefore, your application administration is in charge of:

  • Taking care of the store sign up OAuth flow
  • Handling any Shopify Callbacks required by your app
  • Serving any implanted admin views for dealing with your application
  • Billing integration

Creating your Shopify App When you have your application up and running, you can build your application through the Apps section of your Partner dashboard. You should enter the below required fields:

  • Application name – The name of the application.
  • Application url – When a merchant taps on the application banner from their store admin, Shopify will take them to this URL.
  • Redirect url – One or more urls you can send a merchant back to after authorizing your app.

Once you’ve made your Shopify application, you should be able to add it to your Development store and begin iterating on your application’s characteristics. At the point when your application is prepared, Shopify gives a pleasant approach to present your application for beta testing. From their docs, when you present your application for beta testing and then publish the app as beta. Merchants will then install and review your application, giving you significant feedback. This app should be able to take advantage of many of the core Shopify app components including:

  • Shopify callbacks
  • Shopify API calls
  • Embedded App SDK
  • Possibly UI hooks

We’ve tried to cover an overview of the initial steps necessary to start developing a Shopify app in this post. We have a trained workforce of experienced and skilled developers at The Brihaspati Infotech which is the need of the hour for the development industry. Armed with the skills to help you provide standard quality apps, The Brihaspati Infotech’s developers stand ready to help your organization fulfill your mission. Get in touch with us to create a Shopify app for your store and offer a safe and user friendly platform to your customers.