This is the official Python library made for Shopify users to access the admin functionality of their accounts for use in building 3rd party applications. It was developed and is currently supported by Shopify. It provides a similar interface as does the Shopify Ruby Gem. All API usage happens through Shopify applications; shop owners can create applications for themselves through their own admin. Developers are given functionality across articles, assets, customers, events and more. The API uses a RESTful interface and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.
The database that tried to be everything to everyone is being replaced by more specific tools. The Google Base API, launched in 2005, has been deprecated. In its place, Google suggests using its new Google Shopping Search API for finding products and Shopping Content API for merchants to add products. The new APIs will help Google focus on the most common uses of Google Base. However, the change means that developers will have to update code and that some non-shopping applications will be left without a replacement.