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    ShopGun JavaScript SDK

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    This SDK works both client-side in your browser but also server-side in a Node.js environment.

    Creating an App

    First, you need to create a ShopGun app allowing you to make API requests. You will be prompted to create a new user first.

    We recommend creating 2 apps: 1 for production and another for development. This ensures environments aren't mixed.


    In the Browser

    The SDK makes use of both JavaScript and CSS so you need to load two resources in the browser:


    By defining your app key and track identifier as data attributes when including the JavaScript file the SDK auto-configures itself. You can find the app key and track identifier in the developer console.

    In Node.js

    We recommend you use npm to install the SDK. To install, simply type the following into a terminal window:

    npm install shopgun-sdk

    When installed you can require and configure the SDK:

    SGN = require('shopgun-sdk');
        apiKey: 'YOUR_API_KEY'

    We recommend using environment variables for the config to avoid having secrets in your code base:

        apiKey: process.env.SHOPGUN_API_KEY

    Paged Publications

    To provide your users with a viewing experience for PDF's you need to use our PagedPublicationKit. We've built an example that shows how it can work.

    More Platforms

    To learn more about integrating the same experience on iOS and Android be sure to check out the respective SDK's:

    Core UI

    To minimize the effort needed in setting this up, we've created some built-in (customizable) templates to list and view your publications.


    The setup is almost the same from above, you need to include the CSS and Javascript libraries. However, instead of creating an extra script to render the publication viewer, you only need to add a container and a few more required data-* attributes to render the template. Eg:

    <div id="paged-publication"></div>
        data-readme="API's and SDK's by Tjek ("

    Below is another example which will render the list of active publications. It will also render the publication viewer upon clicking on a certain publication:

    <div id="list-publications"></div>
        data-readme="API's and SDK's by Tjek ("

    Available data attributes

    Aside from the required data- attributes, the SDK still support a few more data for customizations

    Attribute Value
    data-business-id Business ID
    data-component paged-publication-viewer : To render (default: latest) paged publication viewer
    incito-publication-viewer : To render incito publication viewer
    list-publications : To render the list of active publications.
    data-component-list-publications-container #custom_container_id
    data-component-publication-container #custom_container_id
    data-component-list-publications-order-by newest (default)
    data-component-publication-id {publication_id} : To render specific publication
    data-locale-code en_US (default)
    data-component-theme light (default)
    data-publication-id-query-param id (default) : The page publication viewer can accept query param to display a certain publication. This is to override the default id param
    data-publication-page-query-param page (default) : The page publication viewer can accept query param to initially load a certain page. This is to override the default page param
    data-component-publication-display-url-params null (default) : No URL params will be displayed
    hash : publication id and page will be displayed as hash fragment. eg: '{id}/{page}'
    query : publication id and page will be displayed as query params. eg: '{id}&publicationpage={page}'
    data-publication-hash publication (default) : This is to override the default hash value eg: eg: '{id}/{page}'
    data-component-publications-list-item-click-behavior open_publication_viewer (default) : Open publication viewer upon clicking it from the publication list
    data-translation-keys--{key} {key} : Any value that will replace the default value per key from the locale files
    data-component-publication-viewer-offer-click-behavior shopping_list (default) : Offer will be added to shopping list
    redirect_to_webshop_link : Clicking an offer will redirect to webshop link; Shopping list will be disabled automatically
    open_webshop_link_in_tab : Clicking an offer will open webshop link in new tab; Shopping list will be disabled automatically
    overview_modal: Open modal that shows the offer details
    data-component-publication-disable-shopping-list false (default)
    data-component-publication-disable-close false (default)
    data-component-publication-disable-menu false (default)
    data-component-publication-disable-download false (default)
    data-component-publication-disable-header false (default)
    data-component-publication-show-header-labels false (default)
    data-component-publication-override-global-scrollbar false (default)
    true : To disable html scroll on publication reader
    data-component-list-publications-request-filter eg: r_lat:59.9139,r_lng:10.7522
    Filter on request level - key:value and is separated by comma
    data-component-list-publications-client-filter eg: all_stores:true
    Filter on client side level - key:value and is separated by comma


    Version 4.5.0

    • verso-browser

      • Add pointerdown event
    • PagedPublicationKit Viewer

      • Add new bindable hotspotsPointerdown event, the callback to which will receive an array of one or more hotspots under the down pointer. This is useful for doing work before the double-click delay confirms a single-click, such as prefetching.

    Version 4.0.2

    • Remove incito-browser hyphenation behavior to prevent line-breaks in offer details
    • Update dependencies

    Version 4.0.1

    Version 4.0.0

    • Updated the incito-browser library with new and speedy rendering + added HTMLEmbedView
    • Removed sessions from CoreKit
    • Removed some unused config settings such as locale and appSecret
    • Removed unused code

    Version 3.5.0

    • Update the incito-browser libary with new HTMLView that adds support for a more complex view component through the use of a style property for valid css style-attributes.

    Version 3.4.0

    • Internal refactor to vanilla JS

      No breaking changes anticipated but a minor version bump to avoid automagic patches, just in case.

    Version 3.3.3

    • IncitoPublicationKit: Updated incito-browser to 1.1.37

    Version 3.3.1

    • PagedPublicationKit: Will now use zoom-size images for pages prior to zooming in, when the physical pixel width of the page would be presented as over 700 pixels wide.

    Version 3.1.1

    • IncitoPublicationKit: Removed sessionStorage caching due to excessive JSON.parse JSON.stringify operations, which slows down the browser.

    Version 3.1.0

    • PagedPublicationKit: Add a new optional createViewer option pickHotspot, which is called when the user presses an intersection of several hotspots. This replaces the default picker popover element. API example:
    var viewer = bootstrapper.createViewer(data, {
        pickHotspot: function (
            // array of hotspots
            // event that contains some metadata about the clicked page, viewer and click position
            // viewerEvent.verso.x and viewerEvent.verso.y are useful for positioning a picker relative to the viewer
            // reference to the viewer DOM mounting point, useful for inserting a picker and positioning relatively inside of
            // you can use callback(hotspot) to emit a regular clicked/pressed/contextmenu event with a chosen hotspot
        ) {
            // Example: just always pick the first hotspot and callback to regular 'hotspot*' event behavior
            // you can optionally return a clean-up function that will be called when
            // a picker should be closed, so you can clean up after yourself.
            // This clean-up function is called once on a subsequent pickHotspot call.
            return function () {
                console.log('clean up');

    Version N.E.X.T

    • Let CoreUIKit OfferDetails grow beyond the width of its anchor, with respect to on-screen position.

    Version 3.0.0

    • BREAKING INCITO CHANGE Now, you need to supply the identifier of the publication rather than the Incito identifier. Plus, we've added a new event to measure how many times Incito's are opened. Anonymously.

    Version 2.3.19

    • PagedPublicationKit: Let options be passed to Viewer when calling createViewer, like so: bootstrapper.createViewer(data, { pageSpreadMaxZoomScale: 1 });

    Version 2.3.17

    • Make sure PagedPublicationViewer controls are destroy()'ed properly with the viewer, event handlers and all
    • Internal removal of some extraneous function binding Breaking Change: If you relied on this in bootstrapper.fetch() callback, it no longer refers to the bootstrapper instance.

    Version 2.3.16

    • Fix broken PagedPublicationViewer startup

    Version 2.3.15

    Version 2.3.8

    • Roll back to core-js 2

    Version 2.3.7

    • Update verso-browser and incito-browser
    • Fix an issue where polyfills were missing

    Version 2.3.0

    • Introduce support for incito opened event in eventTracker
    • Use new incito opened event in IncitoPublicationKit
    • Add option to IncitoPublicationKit.Viewer to pass in a pagedPublicationId to be included in the incito opened event, this should be used when a user is known to already have seen the Paged Publication version of an Incito Publication.

    Version 2.2.11

    • Use cross-fetch library for making requests in browsers and node.js
    • Relaxed eventTracker requirement for PagedPublicationKit

    Version 2.2.8

    • Updated progress indicator for IncitoPublicationKit to be more visible and more like the one in PagedPublicationKit

    Version 2.2.5

    • Set async to true for requests

    Version 2.2.4

    • Added ability to use EventsKit tracker in a node.js context

    Version 2.2.3

    • Added promise return values to SGN.CoreKit.request and SGN.CoreKit.request calls without callback, when supported.

    Version 2.2.0

    • Changed the event tracker to use the new private event format. This also means you need to update your track identifier, which is now visible in the developer console on

    Version 2.1.0

    • Updated Incito library. Now, it's up to you to add event delegation to Incito rather than binding e.g. view_clicked to the Incito viewer. This gives you way more flexibility
    • Split JS and CSS into separate files for Incito Publication demo
    • Removed util.isElementInViewport

    Version 2.0.9

    • Added margins parameter for util.isElementInViewport
    • Updated Incito library

    Version 2.0.0

    • PagedPublicationKit
      • Refactored SGN.PagedPublicationKit.initialize to SGN.PagedPublication.Bootstrapper to split fetching and rendering of the viewer
      • Made hotspots into a function instead of having a setting called showHotspots
    • Introduced IncitoPublicationKit
    • Removed unused files
    • Fixed incorrect positioning of hotspots and hotspot picker in Internet Explorer
    • Added CoreUIKit to core UI components such as a popover




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