Thanks Mike, Have you used this product?
Yes I have, and I thoroughly endorse anything nightwing comes out with.
yeah, it's been a while since I used it, not sure why he hasn't released updates. Since I don't work as a vertical market seller I really don't know much of the modern ones out there.
I actually created a solution called "License Key" which was supposed to be released in a version 2 last year.
Due to a lot of personal stuff, I never finished up the new release.
Basically, it is a solution that you host yourself (or via FMhosting company) and it have everything incorporated as well as 3 different types of license keys. One with activation from the solution you host.
In version 1 we actually included a complete set of php files so it could run as a webshop with payment via paypal. Everything pretty simple, so it was easy to add nice css or customize.
We will consider releasing the updated version next year, but in order to make it happen sooner than later, we need to be sure that there is enough demand....
My original post on the subject was for two purposes.
1- to find out who used what
2- specifically, determine if anyone was using the Excel Software and services
I am in the early stages of evaluating Excel Software's Quick License, fmp plugin and Software License Activation Service.
Have you used their Activation service?
I would love to have a conversation with you about QL, FMP plugin and the Activation Service. Thoughts?
I seem to remember contacting Ray 2 or 3 years ago about updating and if I remember correctly, he said he had plans to update it but was limited for time.
I was hoping to find other FMP vertical market sellers who were using a complete package of solution protection, activation, with multiple methods of selling or leasing, additional add-on modules, etc.
I am currently evaluating Excel Software's products and services and they are quite impressive/rich in features but costly.
I have a couple other services that are even more expensive.
Was hoping that some of our FBA members who sell shrink wrapped solutions were using such software protection and license activation services and thus could recommend other alternatives.
Yes, we are using the activation service to protect three shrink-wrapped runtime solutions we sell. We are also looking a the next level of service to use to protect a FMGo solution. QuickLicense is a little pricey but between users sharing their registration codes and the Russian warez sites, it was that or go out of business. I'd be happy to talk with you about it. I made a FileMaker version of their SendMessage testing app that really helped me. I'd be glad to send it to you if you are interested. My email address is in my profile. Send me an email and we can schedule a time to talk.
Where will this be posted/announced once it is released? Would it work with runtime solutions? It sounds like a good option for sure!
Sorry for the slow reply. That is VERY generous of you regarding your willingness to share the "SendMessage" file as well as sharing your time to discuss the Excel Software and Services.
I agree that the cost of QuickLicense as well as their Activation Service is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of "rolling your own" and potential loss through theft.
Being that I have never heard mention of "QuickLicense" on any of the FileMaker related boards when the topic of "copy protection" came up, I was ecstatic when you reached out.
Will be in touch soon. I am fairly proficient now with QuickLicense but want to get up to speed with the Activation Service. I subscribed to Service Level Three just to take a solid look at all possibilities even though I may only need Service Level Two to start with.
Thanks again and Happy New Year to you and yours
regarding "My email address is in my profile."
it is listed as "private", so I sent you mine via a private message.
Before they came out with the plugin, QuickLicense was hard to incorporate into a FileMaker runtime solution. I did it, but it wasn't fun.