Many of them choose Shopify as their e-commerce platform, which is obvious as it is quite simple for Shopify to launch an e-commerce store. As Shopify is a Rails application, there is a large number of Shopify repositories that you can use for FREE to integrate your website to Shopify API. The Shopify platform contains a whole host of built-in functionality, thanks to its fully-featured REST and GraphQL API access, it is also a thriving app store with a huge range of plug-ins designed to enhance Shopify store functionality in many ways. Building Shopify Apps is very easy it is not a difficult task, all you need is to understand how the API works. Now we move to create a Shopify app using PHP.
Build your own shopify app using PHP
Developing a Shopify app is not rocket science. If you don’t have a Shopify account then You have to create a new Shopify app in your Shopify Developer account.
You have an account then you proceed to login and after login, you see this page on your screen.
On the left sidebar, you see the navigation panel, on the navigation panel click Apps category,
Click Create app and select what type of app you want to build. They are two types, Custom app, and Public app, choose what you may want. For custom apps, you can install the app on Shopify store with no need for Shopify to review your app. For public apps, Shopify will need to review your app in order for Shopify stores to install your Shopify app.
After selecting that you should be directed following form,
You need to fill in some information follows,
App Name- Name of the Shopify App you are going to create.
App URL- URL of the website where you going to upload your Shopify files.
Whitelisted Redirection URL(s)- This is where you’re going to list yours generate a token script or URLs you need as you authenticate your Shopify.
After filling the form, click create app.
Now your Shopify app has been created, you need to connect your website by using the API credentials. For API, you need to download at least one Shopify repository. You can download any one projects you like from this:
check it’s the same URL from your app dashboard. Or else, it was showing errors.
If you’ve seen the above page it means your PHP files are working properly. Using Shopify API and PHP you display products, in your app. Congrats you created a Shopify app using PHP, it’s simple as you have seen.