Wireframe for Server-Side License Activation

Server-side app license code validation, as I imagine it, in a nutshell: If the token expires and there's no server connection, you have to figure out how punishing you want to be. I suggest you do not punish by default and assume people have good intentions. Possible escalations: Remote or server-side deactivation of licenses can be useful to prevent continued use after refunds.

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With DevMate Closing Shop, Here's What You Can Do

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DevMate are closing their doors. The announcement isn't news anymore, but since I didn't use their service, I didn't think much of it. I did report back in 2016 when they changed their pricing model. Nowadays I discover more and more people struggling to migrate away, and my blog pops up in their searches – apparently because I wrote a book on selling apps on FastSpring.

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