Introducing: Catalog 1.2

Introducing: Catalog 1.2

Since we released Catalog last month, its growth has been enormous. Already, over 20,000 people have installed our new iPad shopping app and it has a 4+ star rating in the Apple App Store.

Most importantly, Catalog is helping shoppers find Shopify merchants’ products. To date, there have been over 5 million product impressions! Also, over 23,000 new Shopify stores have been discovered through Catalog, and sales continue to grow.

Catalog 1.2

Today we’re launching Catalog 1.2, an update that includes some exciting functionality many of you requested.

Here are some of the improvements:
  • We’ve added full cart functionality, so shoppers can now add multiple items to their shopping cart.
  • When Catalog is downloaded from a smart-banner, your store is automatically opened and your products will be displayed within the app.
  • Huge performance enhancements have increased page load speeds by 400%.
  • The ‘Products I Love’ page will now let users bookmark their favorite products.
  • Shopify merchants can now filter specific products and collections so they won’t be displayed in Catalog.
  • Download Catalog 1.2 here

Introducing: Catalog Manager

In addition to the features above, we have launched a free Shopify app called Catalog Manager. Right now Catalog Manager will allow merchants to hide specific products or collections from Catalog’s product display.

In the future, Catalog Manager will be a central hub where Shopify merchants can customize how their store appears in Catalog – including fine grain customization like custom banners, colors, headers, and icons. Install Catalog Manager here.


  • Byren
    December 19 2012, 03:59PM

    Query: Are there any actions required inorder to become searchable on this app?

  • @Shopify Adam McNamara
    Adam McNamara
    December 19 2012, 11:01PM

    Hi Byren! As long as your shop is opted into marketplace, your shop and its products will be eligible for search. Our search matches on things like your shop’s name, the title of products, and product descriptions among other things.

  • Shelly
    December 20 2012, 01:02PM

    The app is helpful, thanks. In the long run, I would really like to keep anything that is hidden in my store automatically hidden in Catalog. If I’m out of stock, I don’t want to have to go to both places to hide an item.

  • @Shopify Adam McNamara
    Adam McNamara
    December 20 2012, 08:59PM

    Hi Shelly. If you turn product visibility to “hidden”, this will hide it on your website and in Catalog. Catalog Manager simply helps you hide items from Catalog itself. A great example of this is a product that is wholesale only.

  • Will
    December 21 2012, 08:34PM

    Hi, so how does marketplace determine product ranking? Another words, if my shop sells the same as some other shop, how does it decide which product to list at the top of the page? Also, doing a quick search in the marketplace and I can’t seem to find any of our store items currently on there and we have opt’d in to be included in the marketplace.

  • Petter
    December 27 2012, 08:11AM

    Same here, Will. If I search for my shop, I find it, and my products. But when I search Bow tie, or Bowtie – none of my products show. What can I do to change this?


  • Snoozie and Moose
    Snoozie and Moose
    January 09 2013, 05:30PM

    Hi There! Firstly, LOVE this app, it looks amazing. Just a quick question though, in regards to analytics for the app is there any way to track this and see how many hits/traffic is occurring on the app shop and what products people are looking at and searching for? I presume these don’t show in our Shopify or Google Analytics? Is there a way to access these, would be great to see this so we could optimise the app store for better sales and conversions.

    As a suggestion it would be great to be able to customise the banner at the top of the store app with our logo or current specials or promotions to help boost sales. It would also be great to have this to help strengthen the stores branding to new shoppers. :-)

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