PrestaShop is based on open source platform for e-commerce which provides smooth shopping cart system with control over the look and functionality of the store. It is growing in the e-commerce market day by day. More traders are using this platform for their e-store. It provides various feature for an e-commerce store , you can check its features in our previous blog. With the increase in the e-commerce stores, mobile-commerce has also become popular these days. Mobile visits account for one-third of e-commerce sites traffic. To have an e-commerce mobile app for electronic commerce store is like putting a retail outlet in the customer’s pocket . PrestaShop provides SEO, items management, and other tools which enforce traders to have the mobile app for superb shopping experience for customers. In this blog, I am going to discuss some important features i.e searching , sorting and filtering implementation in the Prestashop mobile app.
Let me first start with the basics. PrestaShop system API is constructed by principle CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete). All methods are to be called through the /api/ gateway. Most methods can be accessed in a REST manner, with the 5 main HTTP request methods: HEAD, GET, POST, PUT, DELETE.
How to Search products in PrestaShop mobile app using REST API
search can only be accessed using GET and HEAD in PrestaShop API . Following the syntax for retrieving searched data or product :
/api/method/?filter[parameter name to search]=[parameter value to search]
for example- let search a product by its name , then its request call will be like :
This call will return the product full details with the name “Blouse”. In the above syntax “parameter name to search” can be anything that products method has in its schema. You can search as many numbers of values at a time i.e :
/api/products/?display=full&filter[name]=[Blouse, Shirt, Top] .
How to Sort products in PrestaShop mobile app using REST API
Following the syntax for retrieving searched data or product :
/api/method/?sort=[sort by field with the suffix _ASC _DESC or in the order]
for example- let sort products by its name , then its request call will be like :
This call will return the product in ascending order of ‘name’ with all details.
How to Filter products in PrestaShop mobile app using REST API
Following the syntax for filtering data or products :
Above syntax filter “field” with value between ‘value1 ” and “value2”
Above syntax filter field for values specified between brackets
Above syntax filter “columns” for values containing “value”
for example- let filter products by its ids then its request call will be like :
/api/products/?display=full&filter[id]=[1,10] – This will list the products with id 1 to 10.
/api/products/?display=full&filter[id]=[1|5] – This will list all the products between 1 to 5
/api/products/?display=full&filter[name]=[appl]% – This will list all the products name starting with “Appl”.
NOTE: In the above all calls “display=full” means it will display all product details. You can display your product according to your choice. For example – “display=[birthday]” will display only the birthday.
As the implementation of PrestaShop framework is increasing day by day for the e-commerce stores , demand for mobile-commerce is also increasing with the same speed and popularity. So developing an e-commerce mobile app is becoming common and for any e-commerce store searching, sorting and filtering are very common and powerful property. Keeping these all things in mind I wrote this article to help the new developer for PrestaShop. I hope this will help you… :-). Below is our sample app based on Prestashop REST API, you can refer it as an example which has shown the use of sort, search and filter APIs.
The PrestaShopee mobile app developed using native platforms that gels well with all mobile devices.It has used PrestaShop’s APIs for data. Further performance wise your app will be steadfast and hence customers are assured of a quick shopping experience.
Prestashop is a free open-source which provides the solution for e-commerce. For more information, you can visit the following link PrestaShop.
PrestaShop provides documentation for the list of all basic APIs that are needed for the e-store.To get more details about the documentation you can visit this link PrestaShop Webservice