Steps to Master and License Your App
The following steps walk you through the mastering and licensing processes.
- In AppWave Studio, select Create AppWave Supported or Custom App from Install.
- On the Launch & Brand page complete the following fields to create your product license: Product Name, Product Version and Product Edition (optional). For additional information on the mastering process please refer to the AppWave Studio Quick Start Guide.
- On the App page click the Vendor Settings tab.
- Click the Store Vendor App option and if you are not already signed in, the Vendor Account dialog opens.
- Sign in with your Vendor Account. Click the Create One link to create an account if you do not have one.
- If you have previously mastered apps, you can see your Vendor licenses listed. You have the option to select one of them.
- Highlight the license you want to use and click Select. The selected license is shown in the Current License field.
- If you don't select a license, the system creates a new one with the parameters you introduced in the previous steps.
- Go to the Test page and click Master. The system asks you to save your current working file before mastering.
- Click Yes and the master app dialog reopens. Click Launch and when the app opens click Finished in the Recording pane.
- Click Finished and the Mastering dialog closes.
- Go to the Broadcast page and click Broadcast. The Broadcast pane appears.
- When the operation is completed click Finish.
- Your app is mastered and ready to submit to Embarcadero for approval.
Best Mastering Practices
- Always master on Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) to ensure the best compatibility with newer versions of Windows.
- If possible, master in a Virtual Machine environment with a clean OS. Use the "snapshot" funcionality to capture a clean state before mastering is begun. This makes it very easy to redo a mastering task or start the next mastering task from a clean state by reverting to previous snapshot.
- To master an app you have to open the AppWave Browser with the Run as Administrator command to elevate your privileges.
- Free apps also need to incorporate a license.