At today’s webinar my interpretation (hopefully incorrect) of an issue raised by AppSheet left me shocked and really nervous. AppSheet suggested I raise the issue here to put them in a better position to gauge the community’s interest in a new feature which would fix this matter.
Here’s my situation: I’m on the secure professional pro plan and will initially purchase the required 10 user licenses so that I can create a white label file that can be sold by subscription as a standalone app in Google’s and Apple’s stores. The publisher pro is not an option since the app is supported by a huge amount of U.S. state data, and I need security filters to restrict each user to just a few states (otherwise their smart phones cannot handle the load).
My understanding of today’s AppSheet comments is that they currently have no way of ensuring that my purchased number of user licenses does not fall below the number of app subscriptions sold at the stores. To me the implication is that without some type of fix, I cannot proceed with how I plan to monetize the app. I’ve gone over my notes of many months and even some current pricing/plan information on the AppSheet site – but I see no indication that this was ever raised by AppSheet as an issue.
Again, I hope my interpretation of the webinar is incorrect - or that some type of monthly document submission on my part (e.g. sales reports the stores provide me) or new technical platform functionality would allow me to proceed normally. Frankly, without something like this, I see no value to AppSheet’s ability to create standalone while label secure apps sold in stores.
Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.