How To: Show Your App's License Page

Posted on 29. March 2021 by Jan Bunk

Image with text: Show Your App's License Page

Like most software, apps we create need to use some open source code to work. Simply put, this code is published by other developers and allows anyone to use it, as long as they follow the license that applies to the code. Examples for such licenses are the MIT or BSD license. Many licenses include clauses that require the license to be contained in any software (in this case your app) that uses the code the license applies to.

What does this mean for you?

Most of our app layouts include a settings screen, where the licenses can be viewed by users of your app. In that case, you don't need to do anything. Our basic layout, which displays just your website, can't do that though.

Showing the Licenses in the Basic Layout

Simply add a link to somewhere on your website (e.g. in your website's footer or terms of service). Now when a user clicks this link in your app, it will show them the licenses.

A screenshot of the page that shows the licenses in the app

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This website is operated by me, Jan, and my team. I have previously developed a bunch of apps for clients and my own projects. Back in 2019 I noticed that none of the existing website to app converters provide the kind of service I'd expect as a customer. That inspired me to develop a better solution - By now, the apps I've created with my team have already been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times from the app stores.