Hello, I have been searching forums about this but have really only had basic answers or advice regarding it.
I have a python program that I have hosted on my web server, and it is a simple text box with a submit button that calls a 3rd-party API based on the user input into the text box. The user input is the issue I cannot find an answer to in many forum posts and google searches I have done. I don't know how to implement this into my shopify store, nor how I would take the user input from the shopify store and send it to my python script
All in all I need a few things:
1) stylized textbox and submit button to show on a shopify page in my store
2) user inputs text, then presses button -> sends info to web server/app -> python script runs using user input -> returns data
3) Data is returned as a clickable url (or more preferred is it sends the user straight to the url after it finishes the api call)
So my question is, what is the easiest way I can get this to work, as I tried tinkering with the application extension proxy but that wasn't getting me anywhere.
The code is run on my local server for now, publicly accessible via ngrock-flask.
I’m aware of the privacy issues so I’m looking into a proxy solution. However to answer your point about Ajax, I might just not be skilled enough but I have no idea how to get the user input from the shopify storefront in order to make this a solution.
If the program didn’t require input I can see why that would work.