Creating a trial version of your app
There is no need to create a separate project to make a trial version for your Windows Store apps, thanks to the LicenseInformation class.
When developing for iOS, creating a trial version of your app requires building an entirely separate version of your app, or using an in-app purchase to unlock features.
Windows 8 allows you to build trial functionality right into your existing app, using the LicenseInformation class. Using the methods in this class, you wrap key functionality of your app inside conditional statements. You can then decide to time-limit these features in the trial version, disable them totally, or even include advertising until the user buys the full version. This flexibility ensures you never have to write a second version of your app, or worry about in-app purchases – and your app will always be free to download from the Windows Store.
You can also simulate the current status of your app (trial or full) by using the CurrentAppSimulator class, to test how it will appear to the user.
- Topics for iOS devs
- Resources for iOS devs
- Windows 8 controls for iOS devs
- Windows 8 cookbook for iOS devs
- Trial version topics
- Create a trial version of your app
- Enable in-app purchases from your app