I have set up my app and my test store. The API calls all appear to work. Is there any way to view my app on the site as if this were a real situation, so I can test it? I need to be able to test it all the way through as if it were a real situation.
I found this article, which looks outdated: http://www.shopify.com/technology/3671962-developing-shopify-apps-part-1-the-setup
I have tested everything else except actually doing the full app install/use flow which can only happen if I can see and install my own app. Can this be done, or must I launch on faith?
Have you checked out the following document? http://docs.shopify.com/api/introduction/getting-started
After creating your app in your partners dashboard, you should be able to create a dev shop to test the entire flow of your app.
If you haven't registered as a Shopify Partner yet, you can do it here : http://www.shopify.com/partners
The account I use is already a Partner. I have both an app and a dev store. I need to be able to install and run my app from the Shopify side, as it would happen in a real use case, so I can verify the entire flow.
In the link you sent, I don't see where this is discussed. I have all of the oauth flow and API calls already working, but I'm forced to initiate the flow on my end since I cannot find a way to initiate the app installation from the Shopify side.
I hope we're not talking past each other...