Re: Existing private app - cannot install on dev stores

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Existing private app - cannot install on dev stores

initjsk
Shopify Partner
9 0 13

Hi there

 

I have an existing private app, which I use as my development environment to test new features and run automated smoke tests on my own development stores

 

I know private apps are now deprecated, but this is just a much better test environment than custom apps (e.g. for testing installation flows and adding same app to multiple stores).

 

It has thus far worked fine, even after deprecation, but now it seems something has changed from Shopify. I am no longer allowed to install the private app on my development stores. I get the warning below:

 

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Is there any way I can circumvent this, so I don't have to create custom apps for my test stores (which would be a huge PIA)?

 

Thanks.

 

Accepted Solution (1)

Dynasort
Shopify Partner
56 5 12

This is an accepted solution.

You could create a public app that you never intend to publish, then you'll get the "Test on Development Store" link in the app. Won't work with non-dev stores of course, hope this helps.

The Dynasort App

Dynamic collection sorting based on your product attributes. https://apps.shopify.com/dynasort

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Dynasort
Shopify Partner
56 5 12

This is an accepted solution.

You could create a public app that you never intend to publish, then you'll get the "Test on Development Store" link in the app. Won't work with non-dev stores of course, hope this helps.

The Dynasort App

Dynamic collection sorting based on your product attributes. https://apps.shopify.com/dynasort
initjsk
Shopify Partner
9 0 13

Thanks - that's a good idea. It only needs to work with dev stores 🙂