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How to implement a time-limited trial version of application? RRS feed

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  • Hello

    I am working on a trial version of my application for Windows Phone 8.1 Runtime.

    I based my code on this MSDN tutorial:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/dn532253.aspx

    It clearly mentions here about a trial-period of an application.

    However, when I launched the Store Dashboard, I didn't see any places in which I could set the trial-time period. There's only one checkbox turning on or off an ability for users to download a trial version.

    Is it possible for Windows Phone Runtime to make a time-limited trial version of an application? For example - after 48 hours it would block itself from using it.

    The important thing is to make sure the trial does not restart when user reinstalls the application (as if it could be done if I used AppSettings for validating a first-app run time).

    Thanks in advance

    Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:20 PM

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  • For windows phone you have to implement your own way to check if the trial is over and apply the action yourself. Although on windows 8.1 store does what you want automatically.

    Sunday, March 22, 2015 2:23 PM