Application Development

Shopify on its own has a lot of features, but it doesn't do everything. An extensive API and SDK system allows developers to extend the platform with custom applications. Our apps do just that. We build private and public applications through the admin, online store, POS, mobile and pretty much every platform Shopify operates on. Scroll down to find out more about our apps, what makes us different and pricing examples. 

Types of Applications

We offer three different types of app builds to solve different problems. Each have different limitations and costs associated with them.

Microservices & Private Apps

Small systems that typically automate tasks, our microservices and private apps do a lot to help you save time. Examples include setting tags on orders, updating inventory and notifying other applications and APIs.

Non Published Public Apps

With a bit more flexibility, non-published public apps allow us to do more and integrate further with specific situations. They often include admin panels, can be installed on multiple stores easily and allow us to adjust theme interfaces. Many of the apps and sites we have built use this type of application.

Public Listed Apps

Built in the same fashion as the unlisted public apps, listed apps go through a review process with Shopify and are included in their public app store. This results in a one click install and ability to charge clients directly. We have built our own public apps and public apps for others.

Our Pricing

Custom solutions don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Our pricing is based on the time spent by us to complete your tasks and is billed in 15 minute blocks. Learn more about how we handle this on our pricing page.

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Building Apps

Whether it is a private app, microservice, or public app, we use the process defined below to determine the best way forward to solve your unique business case. This process is tried and true and has been used to build and supply the very best apps to solve the true problems facing the businesses we partner with.

Step 1: Discovery

We start with a full discovery of your needs, requirements and scope of the project. We take the time to understand the problem at hand, mock up a solution and detail the technical challenges - and solutions - needed.

Step 2: Quote

After discovery, we will know exactly what we need to do and how to do it. We will provide a full estimated quote with milestone and timeline breakdowns. Plans change? No problem! We will work with you throughout the project to make sure you get exactly what you want.

Step 3: Development

Once we have a firm discovery and quote, we get started on developing the application. We build all our apps on industry leading AWS infrastructure while keeping all user interfaces nicely tied into Shopify's admin, POS and Mobile applications.

Have an app idea or a need to fill?

We want to hear about it if you do. We are happy to discuss your options and find out what makes sense based on your business size, scale and budget. We work to build solutions that fit your business, so drop us a line.

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Want to see what we’ve done?

While a few of our solutions can be found in the Shopify App store, many are custom built and installed to select shops. Further, many are not smething we can talk too much about (trade secrets and all). You’ll find the ones we can talk about below, so check them out! If something doesn’t jump out relating to your requirements, let us know and we can talk through it.


Maven Meals - Kumquat Custom Application

Maven Meals has seen explosive growth over the last 5 years, and has adventurous goals for the next 5. With many processes built through excel scripts and spreadsheets, manual uploads, and tempermental integrations with a host of third party systems, it was important to automate and adjust for fu...

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Sign Shed - Custom Application

The Sign Shed is a go-to for custom signs in the UK. The options for out-of-the-box apps was sparse and they couldn't find something that was as flexible and dynamic as their customers' designs. They knew they could create tailor-made signs for any business or occasion - they just needed a custom...

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Habitat For Humanity - POS App

Habitat For Humanity - POS App

Habitat for Humanity - Ottawa ReStore was looking for a customized loyalty program that provided more than was available in the app store. It would reward customers for their donations, have customers earn points for making a purchase and allow them to redeem points for dollar amount coupons on ...

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