Yes. The GetCandy API is completely open source and free to use.
It's important for any large project to have solid funding. At the moment GetCandy makes no money. However, we hope in the future to be able to offer additional paid services, such as the admin hub.
It depends. GetCandy has been created to support developers of projects that require something different to off-the-shelf solutions. GetCandy isn't opinionated, you can use the e-commerce API however you wish.
GetCandy as a product is an e-commerce API and administration hub. We do not offer a storefront. You have the freedom to build your own storefront in whatever code you choose and with the best UI/UX for your customers. Having said that, we do have plans to release an example store in the near future, which is likely to help developers get started.
Yes. Elasticsearch is core to GetCandy.
Sure! GetCandy is simply a RESTful API, so you can connect to it from any frontend you develop.
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