The 11th Shopware United meetup was recently held, bringing together experts and enthusiasts from the Shopware community. This event was focused on app development and featured an expert panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. The panel included four experts: Alexander Barton, Christoph Pütz, and Christopher Dosin from Shopware partners building extensions, along with Christian Rades from Shopware. The discussion was moderated by Sander Mangel, a well-known figure in the Shopware community.

One of the highlights of the event was the insights shared about the current status of app development in the Shopware ecosystem. The panelists discussed the current limitations of app development and how they are working towards resolving these issues. Christian Rades gave an outlook at the end of the session about the future plans of Shopware regarding app development.

The experts also talked about how app development is much easier compared to plugin development. Unlike plugin development, app development does not require dedicated knowledge to start. This makes it accessible to a wider range of developers, making it easier for them to create custom functionalities for their stores- The experts also confirmed the huge value of apps for online stores. They discussed how apps can provide additional functionalities and improve the overall shopping experience for customers. With apps, online store owners can provide more personalized experiences and offer unique features that can set them apart from their competitors.

Despite the advantages of app development, the experts acknowledged the current limitations of the technology. However, they reassured the attendees that Shopware is working on resolving these issues. They mentioned that the platform is constantly evolving and that they are committed to making app development a more seamless process for developers.

Overall, the 11th Shopware United meetup was a great opportunity for the community to come together and discuss the current state of app development in Shopware. The insights shared by the expert panelists, along with Christian Rades’ outview on the future of app development in Shopware, gave attendees a glimpse into what they can expect from the platform in the coming months and years. With Shopware’s commitment to improving app development, the future looks bright for online stores looking to take advantage of this technology.