The Logo 4 licensing process proved to be difficult for people to understand.

  • They did not know how to use the download link.
  • After they downloaded the license file, they did not understand how to install the license file.

Weblogo will follow a different path.

Purchase Workflow

When someone buys WebLogo, the cart item displays a message that the buyer will receive an activation link with the invoice email.

When the user pays for WebLogo, the invoice email contains an additional section that displays the activation link.

When the user clicks this link (which may happen on many computers - it may be a multiuser license), the main landing page for WebLogo appears with a dialog asking the user to enter password credentials and a namespace for published apps. The user can choose to leave everything empty; on click of the Submit button, the license is recorded as active on both the back-end database and on the computer.

The WebLogo Main Page

The URL leads to a main landing page. The page looks different for the unlicensed and the licensed versions of WebLogo.

The licensed version of WebLogo can load and store workspaces, which are compressed Zip archives containing the Logo workspace as a LGO file plus any pictures, sounds, or other assets that the user has loaded. Also, the licensed version can publish a finished workspace as a separate Logo app. The trial version lacks these features.

The above domain is the repository for all Logo apps. When the user chooses to publish the workspace as an app, the resulting Zip file is uploaded to the server along with the name of the app, and a short description. Others can run the app as

The WebLogo version that runs a Logo app is the trial version; this is sufficient, because all Logo commands are available; you just cannot load and save workspaces.

The link is reserved; in the future, this link will contain a Table of Contents page, where all Logo apps are listed; this page needs to be designed.