API updates

Lydia Krupp-Hunter

Hello developers! We have a number of API changes happening this month. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the updates to ensure that you know whether you're affected.

The updates

Customer API updates - http://api.shopify.com/customer.html
We've made some exciting additions to the Customer API - you can now create customer user accounts for a shop via the API! Check out the API docs for details.

Cart API bulk endpoint removal
We have removed the endpoint for bulk cart retrieval, and are moving towards complete removal of the Cart API in the near future. Please ensure that you are using webhooks over these endpoints. 

Checkout API - http://api.shopify.com/checkout.html
We are moving closer to the permanent implementation date of the Checkout API, happening November 20th. This impacts apps using the Cart or Order APIs, such as abandoned order apps. Get the details on this update here

Need help?

If you encounter any issues or have any questions, you can visit the tech forums or post to Stack Overflow using the 'shopify' tag. Also be sure to continue watching this space, as well as @shopifyapi on Twitter for updates.