LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

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LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

Post by lrieber » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:53 pm

Hi all,

I've been waiting patiently for the end of the beta development phase of having the option to export LiveCode projects to HTML5. I have several standalone apps that really need to be web apps, but they have to have the ability to communicate with MySQL databases (as my stand-alone apps currently do). I also contributed to the HTML5 funding request by the LiveCode folks a couple of years ago. I have a lifetime LiveCode Indy license. So, I have some skin in the game.

I was just checking out the LiveCode store and noticed a product called LiveCode Web Apps with the following features:
  • Interact with the web page
    Communicate with web services
    Bi-directional JavaScript communication
    Networking
    Fast graphics
    Lightweight
    Supports widgets
    One Click Test Button
    Native Layer Support
So, what is the difference between this product and the LiveCode Indy license? I noticed the pricing is the same for each.

And, I assume sending/receiving data from a mySQL database is included in the category of "Communicate with web services." So, I am very curious about the difference.

Thanks!

Lloyd Rieber

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Re: LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

Post by Klaus » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:49 pm

Hi Lloyd,

I would say they only renamed the "Export to HTML5" license to "Web apps".
The marketing departement of LC has always been ahead of the dev team! :-D


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Re: LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

Post by lrieber » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:39 pm

Thanks, Klaus. Yes, I'm inclined to agree.

I need to edit my original question because I was browsing my Indy license and see that the export to HTML5 is not included. However, I'm given the option to purchase "HTML5 Deployment Entitlement," though I couldn't quickly find the price.

Given that the list prices of the Indy license and the Web Apps license are both $499, I'm now wondering what the web app license excludes?

I know the Community Edition allows for HTML5 deployment, but I just can't seem to find any solid information on whether it is possible to connect a LiveCode project exported to HTML5 to a mySQL database.

I had asked this question "way back" in 2016:
https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.p ... QL#p141246

So, if anyone can point me to the latest on this, I would appreciate it.

Thanks - Lloyd

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Re: LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

Post by sphere » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:24 pm

I'm curious too:
the link in this sententence does not workon the page you've mentioned:
Learn more about using LiveCode HTML5 in the extensive documentation, here.

When i click on DOCS in the top menu bar i go to a Welcome to Livecode page and no docs.

found this: https://livecode.com/docs/9-0-4/deploy ... ployment/
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Re: LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:36 pm

sphere wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:24 pm
When i click on DOCS in the top menu bar i go to a Welcome to Livecode page and no docs.
I believe the bug DB includes a section flag for issues with the web site. I've found 404s get handled very quickly
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Re: LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

Post by sphere » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:19 pm

ok thanks Richard, will check again and file a bug for it if needed.
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Re: LiveCode Web Apps License vs. LiveCode Indy License

Post by seaniepie » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:27 pm

Hi Lloyd,

I've just been looking into HTML5 myself. I've just fired up my trial to it and found a limitation regarding SQL, in that the revDatabase library is not yet compatible with HTML5 deployment so does not get included.

So it looks like I'm going to need to create my own bespoke library (as is often the case for me with livecode as LC's own developers are often busy making other bits and pieces).

Sean
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