QuickLicense 9 adds code signing, user interface, licensing and new OS enhancements to macOS and Windows desktop applications.
Online PR News – 29-September-2018 – Henderson/NV – Excel Software shipped QuickLicense 9, the industry leading tool for protection and licensing of macOS, Windows and Linux desktop software. The new release adds App and library code signing, new user interface capabilities for wrapped applications plus enhancements for the latest Mac and Windows OS.
Developers use QuickLicense to define the license type (Trial, Product, Try/Buy, Subscription, Floating, etc.), the licensing features (feature flags, pre-activation message, license release, restore, reset and suspend) and the activation process (manual, online, dongle or floating license server). A license can be applied to almost any kind of digital product (application, plugin, library, game or spreadsheet) using the AddLicense wrapping tool or programming API.
AddLicense 9 can code sign a Mac or Windows application during the build process. Instructions guide the developer to get a code signing certificate and apply it to a wrapped application and support libraries.
The Open Data File window has been enhanced for a licensed application generated from an ExcelRT, Excel workbook or Microsoft Access project. On each application launch, the Open Data File window allows the user to create, name, share and organize files. It supports a 1-click update process and adds new Purchase, Feedback and Settings buttons.
The new Purchase button links the app to an online web page or integrated purchase dialog. Optional features within an ExcelRT, Excel workbook or Access app can be purchased and become immediately available within the app without an additional download.
The Feedback button presents a customized dialog to collect customer feedback that is either logged to a website or sent by email to the developer. The Settings button allows a custom set of data to be entered once by the customer and used within all workbook files created with the App. The developer can customize the Settings dialog with Section names, Edit fields, Checkboxes, Radio buttons, Popup menus or Combobox fields.
AddLicense allows a developer to add any configured license to a compiled Mac or Windows application with a few button clicks. No programming is required to assign the license, add a splash screen or embed resource files and folders directly into the protected application file. Applications created with Unity3D, MAX MSP, Adobe Air or any environment that normally exposes resource files can be delivered as a single, protected application file.
AddLicense 9 has new enhancements for specific development environments. It now supports Excel Binary Files to reduce file size and improve performance for big Excel workbooks. Wrapped MAX MSP apps now launch faster. Wrapped apps now have full access to the QuickLicense Pro API.
QuickLicense is now a High DPI app for crisper interface windows on Retina or 4K monitors. QuickLicense and supporting applications are now 64-bit on macOS. QuickLicense is available in a Standard edition that handles most developer needs and a Pro edition that gives full access to a comprehensive API. The Standard edition on Mac now generates both 32-bit and 64-bit Apps from AddLicense. QuickLicense Pro Windows is required for 64-bit API runtime files or 64-bit AddLicense wrapped files.
Protected applications can offer many activation methods including a manual process with a computer unique Activation Code, activation through a web browser, instant online Serial Number activation or USB licensing dongle. Excel Software offers an online activation service or a self-hosted activation server that runs on a developer website.
QuickLicense companion products include runtime plugins for Xojo or FileMaker applications. QLRT Xcode consists a runtime library file that can be dropped into any Swift or Objective-C application. The Xcode program can send any API command with one function call. These companion products have been enhanced with new QuickLicense 9 features.
QuickLicense 9 is $595 for the Standard edition or $995 for the Pro edition on either macOS or Windows. The package includes a PDF and printed User Guide, tutorials, online videos, programming code examples, the AddLicense wrapping tool and SendMessage testing tool. QuickLicense includes royalty-free runtime distribution rights for any number of protected products or licenses.
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