The next step is to fill out the App Setup form. This is where you’ll provide information about your app, including its name, description, and the URL where users can access it. You’ll also need to specify the type of app you’re creating, such as a public app or a custom app. Public apps are available to all Shopify users, while custom apps are designed for specific stores.
After you’ve set up your app, you’ll need to configure its permissions. Shopify apps require certain permissions to access data and perform actions on behalf of users. These permissions can be set up using the Shopify API, which provides a comprehensive list of permissions that your app can request. You’ll need to specify the permissions your app requires in the App Setup form.
To get started with app development, you’ll need to choose a programming language and development framework. Shopify supports a variety of languages and frameworks, including Ruby on Rails, Node.js, PHP, and Python. Once you’ve chosen a language and framework, you can use the Shopify API libraries to make API calls and interact with the Shopify platform.
As you develop your app, it’s important to test it thoroughly to ensure that it works as expected. Shopify provides a variety of testing tools to help you test your app, including the Shopify Partner Dashboard, which allows you to test your app in a sandbox environment.
In addition to testing your app’s functionality, you’ll also need to test its performance and scalability. This involves simulating large numbers of users and transactions to ensure that your app can handle the load.
Once you’ve tested your app and are confident that it works as expected, you can submit it to the Shopify App Store for review. The review process typically takes a few days, during which time Shopify will test your app and ensure that it meets their guidelines and requirements.
If your app is approved, it will be listed in the Shopify App Store, where it can be downloaded and used by Shopify users. You can also promote your app through marketing channels such as social media and paid advertising.