04 May

Application Licensing ANE

I have published paid app on Google Play and Samsung Apps, so I have used there licensing services in order to protect the game from illegal copying (DRM).

In order to use these services with my current AIR apps, I have developed by own ANEs.
The source code along with extensions and some usage examples can be found on Github: ANE License Checker

I’m also going to publish the game on SlideME, so will add support of their licensing service later.

Luckily, Amazon and B&N has built-in protection, that is applied when you publish your app, no need to make extensions for them.

22 Apr

Mobile Market links

Here is how game can link to publisher’s page or another game in different mobile markets:

Google Play:
Publisher: market://search?q=pub:<publisher_name>
Game: market://details?id=<package_name>
More info: http://developer.android.com/distribute/googleplay/promote/linking.html

App Store (iOS):
Publisher: http://appstore.com/<publisher_name>
Game: http://appstore.com/<game_name>
itms:// and itms-apps:// didn’t work for me.
More info:
http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#qa/qa1633/_index.html
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/433907/how-to-link-to-apps-on-the-app-store
http://itunes.apple.com/linkmaker/

Kindle Apps market:
Publisher: amzn://apps/android?s=<publisher_name>&showAll=1
Game: amzn://apps/android?s=<game_name>
More info: https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/in-app-purchasing/sample-code/deeplink.html

Samsung Apps market:
Publisher: samsungapps://SellerDetail/<selleer_id>
Game: samsungapps://ProductDetail/<package_name>

Blackberry App World:
Publisher: appworld://vendor/<vendor_id>
Game: appworld://content/<game_id>

SlideME App market:
Publisher: sam://search?q=pub:<publisher_name>
Game: sam://details?id=<package_name>
More info: http://slideme.org/blog/linking-your-apps-slideme

NOOK Apps market:
No market links, so just use regular web links or NOOK API.
Publisher: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/<publisher_name>
Game: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/<game_name>/<game_id>

Window Phone 8 store:
Game: http://windowsphone.com/s?appId=<game_id>
More info: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/ff967553(v=vs.105).aspx