I need to be able to perform development on my Shopify plugin without impacting my production app. In the past, I've created a separate app and filled in the configuration with my development environment information. I'd make a partial app store listing and get the URL to the listing. Then, I'd install it on my Shopify test store by following that URL, clicking 'install', and it worked well enough.
Today, I created a new app in my partner dashboard and configured it to point to my development application. However, I can no longer save an app store listing and therefore have no way to install the app on my test store.
I'm wondering if there is a standard procedure for creating test apps that can be loaded into test stores. Thanks in advance!!!
What do you mean you can't save an unpublished app store listing? To my knowledge nothing should be barring you from doing that.
Additionally, you don't need a listing to install your app. As long as you have the API client created in your partner dashboard, you can simply visit your app url with a shop parameter (unless you want to do hmac validation of course).