Shopify recently announced the opening of the new App Store. What does this mean to Shopify users? Well, this will benefit store owners immensely as it opens the door to all sorts of additional functionality. There are quite a few free applications you can choose from right away – visit the store and check them out.

The basic steps to install an application are as follows:

  1. Select the Application you want to add to your store.
  2. Type in your store name.
  3. Confirm that you will let the application access your store data.
  4. Start using the application.

There is also a detailed tutorial with screenshots available.

With the AppStore came the announcement of the API (Application Programming Interface). Without getting too technical, this allows web developers (like us) to integrate with the Shopify system. This is how the applications in the AppStore are written, and we are hard at work developing our very own widget that we hope to announce shortly. Stay tuned.