Technology Advances at Odds with Licensing Model?

Discussion created by deanchampeau on Feb 14, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 15, 2017 by jormond

Hi Everyone,


Something's been bothering me: All kinds of gee-whiz features have been introduced lately, like APIs for publishing true apps to Apple's App Store, and the increasing sophistication of Web Direct, that promote "mass market" app development using FileMaker as the underlying development environment. At the same time, licensing is shifting focus to a user-based model and away from a concurrent-connection model.


It seems to me that the technology advances are encouraging development of more mass-market apps, while the new "default" FLT licensing scheme does the oppositie... it scares developers off such projects.


If you're a pizza shop that wants to create an app that gives thousands of casual customers the ability to order pizza once a month, I don't think FLT licensing is going to work for you. If you are a manufacturer that wants to allow thousands of  customers occasionally to browse the products they buy from you, I don't thing FLT licensing is going to be viable.


Am I missing something here?