New: Embed your app inside of Shopify! This post is outdated
Embedded Apps are the future of Shopify Apps
Our new Embedded App Software Development Kit allows you to improve your app's user experience by embedding it directly inside the Shopify admin.
The SDK enables simple and powerful communication between your app and Shopify.
Access and customize many native GUI features, and create powerful integrations previously impossible on the platform.
Why use the EASDK?
To delight your customers
Merchants love to use apps that simplify their user experience. This SDK will give you tools to better interact with Shopify merchants, giving all customers the same great in-admin app experience.
To get ahead of the curve
This is the future of apps on Shopify. Eventually, embedded apps will become the expected standard for our App Store. Using the SDK will allow you to get ahead, and experiment with new ways to give merchants what they’re looking for.
To be rewarded
By developing embedded apps for the Shopify App Store, you could qualify for additional revenue share as part of our upcoming app verification program. This program will highlight the best apps in our store that meet a set of requirements – including the use of the Embedded App SDK.
In return for meeting the requirements, you’ll be offered prime placement in the App Store, a certification badge, and unique marketing opportunities. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon!
Who's using it?
Many of Shopify's apps are already embedded:
How do I start using the Embedded App SDK?
In your Partner Dashboard, select the app you'd like to enable with the Embedded App SDK. Click the "Edit app settings" button, then click the "Enabled" radio button.