Shopify Plugin that requires third party program

Shopify Plugin that requires third party program

Motti
Shopify Partner
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Hello,

 

I would like to create a Shopify plugin that triggers a WebHook on a GameServer when a specific product is purchased. To do this, the user of the plugin must install a plugin on this GameServer, which provides the WebHook. Now I'm wondering whether this violates point 1 of the Shopify Plugin Requirements. It says "Apps that are pieces of standalone software that need to be downloaded to a computer - The Shopify App Store's distribution method is through the use of web applications. There currently isn't an infrastructure to distribute any other type of app safely and securely to our merchants."

 

Does this apply to my plugin? In order to use it, another program must be installed on the GameServer.

 

Thanks,

Adrian.

 

Replies 4 (4)

SBD_
Shopify Staff
1829 271 415

Hey @Motti 

 

Checking on this one.

Scott | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 

Motti
Shopify Partner
3 0 0

Hey @SBD_ 

Thanks for checking. Were you able to find out anything? 🙂

Greetings

SBD_
Shopify Staff
1829 271 415

Hey @Motti 

 

Heard back from the App Store Review team:

 

> Yes, this would violate the requirement mentioned in the post.

Scott | Developer Advocate @ Shopify 

Motti
Shopify Partner
3 0 0

Okay, thanks for asking. So there is currently no way to sell digital products automatically on a game server? Or can you think of another way?