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Thinking about creating your own app? Check out some of the stories below to be informed and inspired.

News & Articles

Funding my son's college with a Shopify app
I had always wanted to build a small project that actually generated revenue. I knew I could either spend my off time playing a ton of videos games, or I could focus and actually ship something. Before this I didn’t have constraints, I just had irregular free time without a real goal. I would fail to build the MVP (bad), or fail to find a market (worse). Either way it was hours wasted.
How we have developed ORBE in 2 months
Why ORBE? Because merchants need the best technology so as to carry out their internationalisation. ORBE is an app which allows you to geolocalise the client in your shop (even if the client accesses the store with a VPN), and to offer them the best experience with a non-intrusive modal window, totally personalisable and compatible with Shopify Markets.
Animate On Scroll - Shopify Coding Tutorial
Today we will be adding animations to our website that activate when the user scrolls. Animations can help make your website look more unique!
10 Tips - Preview the Mac app people forget about
Preview is that stand-alone program that comes with all Macs and one you probably don't pay too much attention to. That's understandable, it often feels just part of the operating system and not an application in its own right, but it is, and other than being a great viewing application for photos and PDFs, it comes with some nifty tools that I find myself using all the time.
Are memberships the new loyalty program?
According to a recent McKinsey study, members of paid loyalty programs are 60% more likely to spend more on the brand after subscribing. If your client is looking for a way to boost high margin revenue and create a VIP class of customers, check out Conjured Memberships. Built by devs, for devs.

Code & Tools

Shopify Liquid Theme Programming for beginners
Learn Liquid Programming and 10x your career as a Shopify developer. Understand how Liquid works and what it can do.
Demystifying Database Performance for Developers
For many developers, databases are basically magic. Like Penn & Teller, this blog post is set to break the illusion. Databases are just like any other code, they have algorithms and processes. These algorithms and processes are meant to improve performance, but can cause limitations if they are not expected.
Best practices for building Shopify apps
To optimize your app development experience, Shopify has established a set of best practices that you can refer to when developing your app.
Automagically reverse-engineer REST APIs via capturing traffic
mitmproxy2swagger is a tool for automatically converting mitmproxy captures to OpenAPI 3.0 specifications. This means that you can automatically reverse-engineer REST APIs by just running the apps and capturing the traffic.


There is nothing new under the sun. At least, not this week.


What if you could turn back time? - May 24th
We'll be discussing how to keep your store secure, the need (and want) for that 'magic undo button' and how you can safely test, trial and update your store (even during the busiest season) and never worry about losing sales or momentum.


Enavi - Full Stack Shopify App Developer, US Remote
Become part of a small growing Shopify development and CRO agency. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and create solutions you've found the right job. We are looking for a Full Stack Shopify App Developer who will be responsible for working with custom apps. The first project you will be working on is a custom subscription app
Maestrooo - Support specialist (junior position, remote)
Maestrooo is the leading Theme company on Shopify. Our themes are used by tens of thousands of merchants every year, ranging from bootstrappers to large companies, who take advantage of our beautiful design, stable code, and outstanding support. In order to cope with the constantly increasing support load, we are looking for a new support staff member who will help us to grow in a sane way.
Pivofy - Director of Operation US - Midwest (Remote) / Full Time
Pivofy is a Chicago-based boutique agency specialized in implementing end-to-end eCommerce solutions for DTC and B2B eCommerce companies. We build functional, state of the art, high-performing and results-driven eCommerce websites. We're considered leading Shopify & eCommerce industry experts but, above all, we take pride in our reputation as ethical and decent humans. We care about and appreciate our hard-working team members, and prioritize transparency and a work/life balance.

Tip of the Week

Aspect Ratio Boxes

Read along as Chris Coyier shows us how to make one of those aspect-ratio friendly boxes.