I want to present here a possible approach to the Licensing Management system that will soon be required thanks to publishing docs option.
The question is: “what is the best way to let users pay for using docs made by makers?” (i add: …after a demo and if wanted…)
I was using a “traditional” approach, that was using a cross-doc with a table that works as a license manager (3 columns, Name, E-mail and license type)
Then the table is synced in the main app and then the user is verified
A new “full integrated” approach [this is for you @maria ] will leave to coda all the difficulties (paypal integrations, user licensing management, license type management, ecc) and giving us makers just the info that we need (like license type to change our app based on it [ex. i have veterinary clinics and breeders in my nutritional app, app change if you are one or the other)
Like that the situation is a win-win
Coda wins that every makers could super easily turn on monetization for their apps, without leaving every user to his own licensing system (let’s be honest, we will all use @Paul_Danyliuk one’s, he will create one soon or later )
Makers win because they have to press just a button, set up some fields (like paypal account, license type, ecc) and their doc became AS MONETIZABLE AS AN APP
P.s. coda should already have all the needed tools, because also coda plans are based on a similiar logic, and every coda user could have in the coda internal db something like
User name / Coda Plan / Doc From Mario / Doc from xyz
@Mario / Team Plan / Veterinary / Base plan
In this way every coda user could manage all of his subscription (ah! Subscription must have different plan and time duration! ) in one centralized way
What do you think? Should we build that or not?