It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here!
The official WooCommerce iOS App has now been released, and we couldn’t be more pumped up to share the juicy details with you. You can check out our product page, or keep reading for the run-down.
Who is the WooCommerce iOS App for?
We’ve partnered with WooThemes to release the official iOS app for WooCommerce and to continue building the app for complete store management capabilities. The WooCommerce iOS app is meant to make it easier for store owners and managers to stay on top of their store and new orders on-the-go. The app lets you stay up-to-date with incoming orders, inventory, and customer information. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS7 or newer, then this app’s for you!
What does it do?
Connect Multiple Stores
The app lets you easily connect your iPhone or iPod to your WooCommerce store without the need to install plugins or go through tons of integration setup. Just generate your API keys for your WooCommerce site from Users > Your Profile, and you’ll be able to save these in the app to connect your store:
You can view a Store Dashboard to get an idea of total sales, new orders and customers, and quick-view orders with pending, processing, or on-hold statuses. You can change the dashboard to view today, the past 7 days, or the current month.
Instead of the Dashboard view, you can use the “Orders” view or the “Products” view:
Each of these will let you see a total list of orders or products, and from here you can view more information about each.
For example, you can click on an order to get more information, such as customer info, payment and shipping methods, any notes added by customers, or view all order notes to get an idea of the order history:
You can view product details by tapping a product from the products list instead. This will let you view all general product details, such as pricing, shipping dimensions and classes, and SKUs. You can also tab over to view product inventory to check stock or view product variations.
What’s Coming Soon?
We’re currently working with WooThemes to add more information to the WooCommerce REST API, which in turn allows us to add more to the iOS app (the app needs the REST API to pull information about your store out of your site). Max is contributing time towards adding the ability to update order information and change order statuses to the API, which will allow us to add the ability to update orders within the app.
This is our biggest goal for the moment, as we know how valuable it will be for store owners to update orders from the warehouse or stockroom as they’re being fulfilled. This round of updates may also include push notifications for new orders as well as the ability to view full customer details (you can view basic details and lifetime order value currently).
WooThemes has their team working on the products part of the API. One of our longer-term goals is the ability to create and update products directly from the app so that you can photograph new products as you get them, and add them to your store right from your phone. This isn’t planned in the next scheduled update to WooCommerce iOS, but is something we’re working towards for a future release.
You can purchase the app now to get started, and you’ll have access to these new updates as they’re released! Check it out in the app store for $4.99 and let us know what you think 🙂 .