I have a small business in a niche economy where software can run more that $500 per month. I’ve about completed an app that addresses the core functions of my business and will provide a great and economical alternative to those software options. I’m thrilled with it and have become an AppSheet promoter. I had hoped when I was done to recover my time invested by “selling” the app to others in my space. I think there is a market for smaller companies like mine to benefit and save a lot of money. Win-win for everyone.
But I’m struggling to know how to do this without giving away the farm. If I transfer a copy of the app to a “buyer” and install it on their system, they become the owner and can simply share with friends or re sell it themselves.
Of course you can address this thru a contact but I’d likely never know that someone re sold it and would not be of the stomach to chase that down anyway.
So, it is in AppSheet’s best interest to have more paying users, I’d like to help make that possible, but I can’t see where I can share/sell my work without losing control.
Am I missing something? Anyone else approaching things this way? Maybe my approach runs afoul of AppSheet’s terms of service to being with. Don’t know. I appreciate any thoughts.