Developing a public Shopify app that secures third-party links and seamlessly integrates with any Shopify store
Shopify app extension that helps Shopify merchants to secure links
Santa Monica, California, USA
November 2022 - December 2022
Requirements and Estimation analysis, Product Development, QA testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Product Release including Shopify listing
Project Manager, a Back-end Developer, a Front-end Developer, a Tech Lead
Shopify CLI, Shopify Polaris, AppBridge, JS
About the client
Snap is a web development company that provides end-to-end website solutions to businesses of all sizes. At Snap, they know that one size does not fit all, which is why they offer personalized website designs that cater to the specific requirements and preferences of each client, ensuring a distinct online identity. From initial design concepts to final product delivery, the Snap team works closely with clients to ensure that the end result is exactly what they envisioned.
About the product
Snap provides website hosting services, ensuring that their client's websites are fast, secure, and reliable. In addition to website development and hosting, Snap also offers ongoing website maintenance and security services. This includes regular updates, performance monitoring, and security scans to ensure that clients' websites are always running smoothly and protected against potential threats.
The company recognized the need to provide additional support to clients developing their e-commerce websites, particularly small-medium-sized Shopify-based merchants. To address this, they created an app extension called Secure Links, which is designed to handle third-party links and redirections. The demand for this solution was prompted by Shopify's security updates in 2022 to protect online stores from cyber threats. The company made several updates to enhance security measures, including the implementation of the TLS 1.3 encryption protocol to safeguard customer data from interception and eavesdropping. Additionally, the company's customers wanted to ensure that small merchants could comply with new policies. To accommodate this, the company developed an app that enables merchants to insert redirections in accordance with Shopify's guidelines.
The key challenge was to build a public Shopify application that would fit into new Shopify requirements. Our team was ready to help since we’ve got comprehensive experience building Shopify apps of all kinds. It was imperative for our team to come up with a solution that could seamlessly integrate with any Shopify store. Plus, our partner needed to monitor code quality during each development phase.
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