At its first-ever Unite Conference in San Francisco, California, Ottawa-based Shopify today announced two new software development that allow developers to add core features of the Shopify platform to their apps.
The company is releasing enhanced versions of its iOS and Android Buy SDKs this spring. Notable new features include Android Pay integration, which will allow users to shop and securely checkout using Android Pay; the company had already released an Apple Pay SDK earlier last year.
“Over the past few years, consumers have increasingly moved towards mobile devices when interacting with brands online,” the company said. “With growing consumer demand for immersive shopping experiences outside of the online storefront, the Shopify merchant community is looking to developers for their expertise and skill to create the next generation of commerce.”
Other announced features include customer login details, so merchants can provide customized experiences for returning customers and create targeted notifications to these customers, as well as a Mobile Buy SDK UI kit, allowing developers to streamline workflows with access to a comprehensive set of basic template views. Developers working with the Mobile Buy SDK UI kit can access like empty collection grids, product lists, and single product views.
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