This package offers Java bindings for the Shopify API to allow Shopify users to access the admin functionality of their accounts within 3rd party Android applications. This library was not officially created by Shopify, and though it works it is currently not being actively maintained. Developers may use the package to integrate admin functionality across articles, assets, customers, events, and more. The Shopify API uses a RESTful interface and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
There's always been a little annoyance on the end of affiliate APIs, those that pay developers money for referring buyers. In exchange for a potential sale, developers have to send their users to the company's site to complete the transaction. In the future, many of those purchasers will be able to remain using the developer's application for the length of the sale. We're a step closer to that future with a new release from API management company Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor). Mashery customers can now process transactions through their APIs, which means the potential for applications with lower barriers between a customer and a sale. And yes, that little annoyance at the end of affiliate APIs could be going away.