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Post: #16
Yes and no. Yes if you use the developer app, no if you just tear the code apart and build your own system, which is what I did. I looked at how it generally just worked and built a much simpler version of it, and I have it as a fully automated system. Our server gets an XML order notice from eSellerate, it generates a license key, shoves all of the order info in a database, and emails the license key back to the customer. The customer can also look up their order information (including their license key) at anytime on our server.
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Post: #17
Hairball183 Wrote:So if I use Aquatic Prime, would I have to manually send each customer a license key, and generate one each time someone buys? This seems a bit inconvenient.

What would be the best way to have a system that automatically generates and sends a license to a customer on receiving payment?

If you have a webserver with access to PHP, you can set up Aquatic Prime to use that:

http://www.aquaticmac.com/guide/web.php

Personally, I just manually create the license key for each donation that I get. I figure I get one once every few weeks so I don't see any reason through going through the hassle of setting up an automated system.

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Post: #18
FreakSoftware Wrote:Yes and no. Yes if you use the developer app, no if you just tear the code apart and build your own system, which is what I did. I looked at how it generally just worked and built a much simpler version of it, and I have it as a fully automated system. Our server gets an XML order notice from eSellerate, it generates a license key, shoves all of the order info in a database, and emails the license key back to the customer. The customer can also look up their order information (including their license key) at anytime on our server.

Would there be some kind of tutorial for this? What language would I have to know and how much of it? I am using freeweb7 hosting; would they have the tools I would need to get it set up?

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Post: #19
Whatever payment service you choose will have some way of automating this. Most allow you to upload a key generator program, or upload a text file of keys to be sent out one at a time.
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Post: #20
OK, sounds good. Thanks all for the help!

- Lincoln Green
http://www.binkworks.com/
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