Build App or build into Shopify API calls?

DaveVoucherMe
Tourist
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Hi there

Our website handles gift voucher sales for any other kind of business and we want to enable our codes to be used on the Shopify websites of our registered businesses.

I had some discussions with Support who sent us on documentation and information on building an App.

Our developer has asked that rather than building an App could we build into API calls?

Any help on this would be very much appreciated!

Thanks in advance
Dave

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Jayvin
Shopify Partner
254 39 66

Hi,

Basically you will be building a shopify app that will be making Shopify API calls to your shopify store.

jlalande
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
15 3 9

Hello @DaveVoucherMe 

Like @Jayvin said, you will need an app to consume Shopify's APIs. That app will be issuing the requests.

There are different kind of apps, maybe a custom or a private app better fits your needs? Here is a page that explains those different app types https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/apps/app-types

DaveVoucherMe
Tourist
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Thanks Jayvin, appreciate your feedback!

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DaveVoucherMe
Tourist
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Thanks jlalande!  This has been a great way to get feedback on our query

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