You finished your app — Awesome! Now let’s get it published in the Ecwid App Market and help 1 million small businesses grow! Here are 3 easy steps we’ll take together to finalize your app and make it available to Ecwid merchants!
1. App Testing and Review
When your app is ready, we want to make sure that it works great for any new Ecwid merchant, so we will want to test the application in our test stores.
Psst! If you are just starting to develop your app, make sure to send an early alpha version for a quick review by the Ecwid team to see how the app is going to work. This will help you to publish the app quicker in the future.
To make the process faster, make sure your app follows the Native, External, Customizing Storefront guidelines depending on your app type. After that, provide us details on how to test the app by letting us know that the app is ready and including some brief instructions. For example, help us by giving a brief outline of how to install it and what functionality we should expect.
We will review the app and provide our feedback on how to improve it, if necessary.
Action to complete: Ensure your app works according to the guidelines. Provide basic (optional) instructions on how to test the app to the Ecwid team.
2. Preparing an App Details Page
Once your app is approved to be accessed by Ecwid users, we’ll want to start working on getting it published in the App Market. To do so, we will need content to create your app details page, which includes text content, images, and various promotional materials.
A typical application details page contents the following content (example):
- Application name
- Header Image: 1024x538px
- Screenshots: any size is ok, but 1024x538px is recommended
- Short description
- Key Features (2 to 4 distinct, beneficial features)
- Description Header
- Long Description
- Company Website
- Help URL
- Application icon: 512x512px (ENG Guideline; RU Guideline; Baselines for icon)
After we have all the details, we will create the app details page for your app for a final review.
Action to complete: We will contact you and send you a link where you will be able to fill in all the required details.
3. Publishing in the Ecwid App Market
The app works great. The details page is compelling and comprehensive. That means it’s time to publish your app!
At this stage we will review and install the app one more time as a new user, so we can make any last minute improvements and make sure the customer experience is optimal.
Now we will publish the application work together on promoting it to Ecwid users!