The Shopify App Store has proven in the past to be a lucrative source of revenue for MicroSaaS developers.
Now the store has matured though, it is more challenging to gain a foothold in the store rankings and get your app seen and used.
While the low-hanging fruit is long gone, there are still opportunities for canny developers to carve out their niche and build a sustainable business from Shopify Apps.
Downsides of Shopify Apps
Downsides to be aware of before deciding to develop an app
Shopify Roadmaps / Trends
Shopify Roadmap to the future of commerce (2022) for inspiration
Marketplace Apps analysis
Reports and analysis based on a database of Shopify Apps
Manuel Friger’s App Store Reports
Shopify App Store Reports for 2020/2019
Shopify App Store Analysis for 2021, plus additional useful guides
Eyal Toledano’s documentation around his journey growing his Shopify App portfolio
Profiles on successful bootstrapped Shopify app developers
Shopify is arming the rebels. Shopify App developers are building the weapons.
Store Leads: The State of Shopify in 2022
Excellent report with a range of the Shopify metrics, e.g. Top Shopify apps
‘No longer a purely e-commerce platform’: After a major update, Shopify’s app store is becoming a big business ecosystem
(Non-paywalled version: https://bit.ly/3Ih2wMj
Talking Shop: The Transformation of Commerce
Shopify: The Entrepreneurs Platform
The Shopify Entrepreneurial Developer
How Shopify Grew From a Snowboard Shop to a $10B Commerce Ecosystem - Product Habits
SHOPIFY APP MARKETING: THE ULTIMATE PLAYBOOK BY AN INDEPENDENT SHOPIFY PARTNER (UPDATED IN APRIL 2020)