Protect Adobe Air Apps

Adobe Air

Adobe Air is an App programming environment from Adobe.

To monetize an application built with Adobe Air, a protection and licensing tool with computer specific activation is used.

Ensure that only paid users can run an app or make it free but protect the source files.

With a one time purchase of protection and licensing software, you can protect any number of applications. Distribute to unlimited customers using a manual activation process with no additional cost.

To automate the activation process with a Serial Number, you have three choices:

Learn more about tools for Adobe Air developers:
There are three ways to protect and license an Air application to run on Mac or Windows computers.

Use AirLicense

AirLicense
    With this approach you will need QuickLicense and AirLicense for Mac or Windows. Follow instructions in the AirLicense User Guide to insert some ActionScript code into your app that binds it to the QuickLicense runtime system.

    Distribute your protected AIR application to customers using the traditional Air installer approach.

Use AddLicense from QuickLicense

QuickLicense
    With this approach, you only need QuickLicense for Mac or Windows. Use a wrapping process that requires no programming. You will first install your Air application on Windows, then copy and wrap all those installed files into a single protected EXE with AddLicense.

    Likewise, do the same on Mac to produce a protected application (APP file). You will distribute the single protected EXE or APP file to customers.

Use AppProtect

AppProtect
    With this approach, you only need AppProtect for Mac or Windows. Use a wrapping process that requires no programming. You will first install your Air application on Windows, then copy and wrap all those installed files into a single protected EXE with AppProtect.

    Likewise, do the same on Mac to produce a protected application (APP file). You will distribute the single protected EXE or APP file to customers.

Using the AirLicense or AddLicense approach, you can configure many license types (trial, product, subscription) and use different activation processes (manually provide an Activation Code by phone or email or automate an online activation with a Serial Number). You configure a license with QuickLicense, then apply it to your application.

Using the AppProtect approach, you can only create a protected application. AppProtect supports no trial or subscription license or other advanced licensing features in QuickLicense. You can manually provide a computer unique password by phone or email or automate an online activation process with a Serial Number.