In this article we will see Yahoo! Commerce Central a cloud based commerce platform. It helps the application developers who creates applications for various e-commerce platforms like Magento, Volusion, Shopify etc… As an application developer, we need to understand the APIs thoroughly when we are creating application/extension for specific e-commerce platform. This is very painful to target the app development for multiple platforms. Imagine if you heard like “write app once, make available that to many platforms”. The Yahoo! Commerce Central provides such kind of opportunity for application developers, where you can use the Yahoo! Commerce Central APIs to build the application and submit that to app store. The same app will be available to many platforms. Any site owner can come and install the app on the respective platform.
The Yahoo! Commerce Central platform internally interact with the respective commerce platform by using the REST APIs. As a developer you no need to keep track of the multiple commerce platforms API changes. The Yahoo! Commerce Central totally abstracts it. The below block diagram depicts how Yahoo! Commerce Central platform works.
Here is the list of supported platforms by Yahoo! Commerce Central.
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