Shopify app development- everything you need to know – CG Colors Inc.

Shopify apps allow businesses to offer enhanced services to their online store customers while also adding a host of benefits to other features and functionality. Several Shopify apps are available and offer different functions for an online store, but if you have an out of a box feature in mind for your Shopify store you might not find that in any Shopify app available. Just like our client www.designereyes.com. They were looking for an app that can add selecting the lens type, lens color, size, and an option to upload an eye prescription. We designed a custom app with the backend to add these options to specific products.

Let’s know more about Shopify apps

One of the first things to know when developing a Shopify app store is that there are three types of apps.

  1. Public app
  2. Private app
  3. Custom app

Public apps

A public app allows you to work with several stores and can be listed in the app store. It also grants you access to many different APIs.

These are the key features of public apps;

  • Public apps can be installed on multiple Shopify stores.
  • It is mandatory to go through Shopify’s app approval process
  • You can sell them in the Shopify app store
  • They are created and managed in your partner dashboard
  • They can use app extensions to extend the Shopify admin UI
  • They must sync certain customer data with Shopify as explained in the API terms of use.

Many experienced Shopify developers create the Shopify apps to resolve the issues thousands of Shopify store owners face on a daily basis such as gift card creation, offers push browser notifications, Quick books integration app, and more.

If you have an idea that can resolve the day-to-day problem of thousands of Shopify store owners then you should always hire a Shopify app development agency the the

Price range : $15,000-$2,00,000

Custom apps

Custom apps are meant for developers to build an app tailored for a single merchant. These are some of the key features of custom apps.

  • They do not go through Shopify’s app approval process
  • You can’t sell them in the Shopify app store
  • You can’t use the billing API to charge merchants for them
  • They manage authentication with OAuth 2.0
  • They are created and managed in your partner dashboard
  • They can use the Shopify app bridge to appear as an embedded app in the Shopify admin
  • They can use app extensions to extend the Shopify admin UI

Designer eyes’ Shopify app falls into this category as our Shopify web designers specifically designed the Shopify app for designer eyes. This app is not available on the Shopify app store. As we don’t have to go through the Shopify app approval process, the development of such applications takes lesser than the public apps

Price – $15,000-$80,000

Private apps

A private app, only allows you to work with one store. Unlike public apps, you can’t get listed in the App Store and your access to Shopify’s APIs are pretty limited. You also can’t have your app embedded into the Shopify Admin panel.

These are the key features of private apps;

  • They’re created for a single Shopify store or a small group of clients
  • They don’t go through Shopify’s app approval process
  • You can’t sell them in the Shopify App Store
  • They’re created and managed in the merchant’s Shopify admin
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