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App Performance: From Data Outage To Four Nines Uptime


Making mistakes is all part of the process when building an app business—and long-term success comes down to what you learn from your challenges and setbacks. In this article, you’ll learn how one major data outage inspired the Littledata team to over...

How To Write A Product Roadmap That Works


Product roadmaps help you visualize how your product will develop over time. But product roadmaps also present challenges—it can be difficult to build one that is realistic and responds to your user’s needs. Learn how to rethink the product roadmap to...

Creators, It’s Time To Protect Your Independence

The creator economy, defined by creators monetizing audiences ushered in an era of independence. Creators wield massive influence, with platforms wooing them with funding, brands clamoring for partnerships, and devotees gobbling up any product they pro...

API Deprecation At Shopify: 2021-10 Edition


On October 1, 2021, the 2021-10 API version will become stable and ready for general usage, and the 2020-10 version will become unsupported. The 2020-10 API version, which will become the default version, includes breaking API changes. Learn what thos...

10 Myths About Prototyping, Busted


Prototyping is an essential part of the design process, allowing for rapid feedback and user insights. Unfortunately, common myths about the downsides of prototyping mean it isn't used as frequently as it should be. Learn the truth about prototyping a...

The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Small Business Finance


Funding is one of the most important financial choices you’ll make in your business. Learn about your small business financing options, plus essential small business finance skills for successful entrepreneurs, including building a budget, tracking sp...

Tips For An Efficient Shopify Theme Review Process


The Shopify Theme Store is now open to partners! It’s time to list your theme and establish yourself as a trusted Shopify theme developer. But first you must submit your theme for review. Success during the theme review stage actually starts well befo...

How To Create Your First Shopify Theme Section


Giving your clients creative control is key, especially when they want the ability to customize their store. Shopify’s Online Store 2.0 unlocks powerful tools for personalizing a site.
In this article, we’ll cover how to get started with creating diff...

How To Make App Blocks Responsive In Online Store 2.0


App blocks represent a radical change in how apps are included in themes. Now, merchants can add app blocks to a compatible theme section or wrapped in a platform-provided section, which can be full-width, a fixed size, alongside or contain other cont...

Social Proof: 5 Ways You Can Leverage Customer Feedback


Leveraging social proof can help you build credibility as a Shopify Partner and Developer, which in turn helps merchants make better-informed decisions about how your app or service can help them. In this article, we’ll cover what social proof is, and...

Announcing The Shopify App Challenge 2021


Introducing the Shopify App Challenge 2021. This program will help developers build innovative and exciting solutions for merchants gearing up for their busiest time of the year: Black Friday/Cyber Monday. With an eight-week timeline, plenty of guidan...

How To Increase Active Users For App Retention


Growing an engaged user base for your app isn’t solely about driving new acquisitions. It’s crucial to understand how to increase active users through user engagement tactics. In this article, you'll learn app user retention strategies that will trans...

Storefront API Learning Kit


Shopify’s Storefront API is used to build API-powered commerce experiences, letting you create new and unique experiences. This learning kit is a tool to familiarize yourself with the API, so you can start building innovative solutions.More

How To Market An App: 11 Expert Tips


With Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) on the horizon, there’s no better time to invest in marketing your app to the users who need it. In this article, learn how to stand out from the competition, get your app in front of your target audience, and bui...

An Introduction To Information Architecture


Providing the best user experience possible becomes more difficult as products get more complex. Information architecture helps us navigate the information, content, and functionality of an interface, ensuring that information and services are easily ...

How To Get Reviews For Your Shopify Apps


Reviews are the lifeblood of a Shopify app: they help attract new merchants and give you feedback on how to improve. But, as a developer, there are rules you need to follow in terms of where, when, and how you ask for reviews to abide by the terms of ...

UX Writing: 10 Tips For Crafting Effective Content


The copy on your client’s site or app is one of the most important aspects of the design. In today’s article, leading UX writers, content designers, and content strategists reveal their top 10 tips on how to craft effective content with your client’s ...

Task Modeling User Needs For Ecommerce Design


Task modeling is a technique that is used to record user needs. In this article, we’ll show you how to build task models, and demonstrate how they can help convert user research insights into compelling ecommerce designs for your clients.More

Lean UX: A Guide For Remote Teams


Imagine a situation where your team spends months creating and perfecting a product design only to find out after launch that the product fails to meet your customers’ needs. To prevent this outcome, product teams strive to find an approach that minim...

Feature Creep: What Causes It And How To Avoid It


Feature creep (or scope creep) is when you add excessive features to a product that make it too complicated or difficult to use. It can cause a project to go over budget and extend its deadlines. In today’s article, you’ll learn how to recognize featu...