What is Shopify's API and why is it useful?
In this video, we will learn about the two main APIs that Shopify provides. Namely, these are the Admin API and the Storefront API.
Shopify's Admin API is used to integrate Apps and Features withing a Shopify store whereas the Storefront API can help you to build Shopping experiences apport from an online store. Developers are using the Shopify API to integrate third-party services and unlock the full potential of Shopify as a Shop System. Basically, any functionality can be leveraged using the API. Products and orders can be obtained by the API, inventory can be managed, meta fields, and many more.
The two main ways of working with these APIs are accessed via REST or GraphQL.
While I recommend getting started with REST, cause it is easier to understand, GraphQL will be the future of all new Shopify Features.
Get started with Shopify's Admin API
Get started with the Storefront API