Licensing can be complicated - long documents written by lawyers can make it difficult to understand what the licensing terms are. We have created this page to help understand, in non-legal terms, how Phone Elements is licensed. You should still check the end user license agreement and if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact us.
Licensing is per developer
This is similar to the pricing model used by many component vendors. If you have, for example, three developers working on a solution then you would need to acquire a license for each developer.
What is the difference between versions?
The Trial edition displays a pop up message about being a trial and shows a watermark in places. It cannot be used in a commercial product.
Commercial licenses have no pop up message or watermarks.
Source code can be included at the time of purchase if you wish to obtain a copy.
Can I get the source code?
Yes! Source code can be included when purchasing your license and is included per developer.
Do I need to purchase a license for my build server?
No! We like to encourage good development practices so you do not need to purchase an additional license for your build server.
What are my support options when I purchase?
Each customer gets 1 free priority support ticket with their purchase (note, not one per developer) which means you can use that priority support ticket to get speedy help (24 hour response times in on business days). Additional support tickets are available for purchase in the online store.
Mindscape also provides an online forum which is actively monitored and has a growing community of other Phone Elements users who can help if you have questions.
Do I need to buy all my licenses up front?
No, you can purchase additional licenses as you add people to your team however we offer bulk purchasing discounts for purchases of 3 licenses or more which may make it advantageous to purchase up front.
Can I download the license?
The latest version of the Phone Elements license is included in every version of Phone Elements. Simply download the free edition and you will find the most current license in the Start Menu, Mindscape, Phone Elements folder.