Player Next Gen (PLN) on the web is licensed in a uniquely different way from all other current-gen and next-gen Player deployments. When on the web, licensing is based on the number of views an experience will support. Intuiface accounts purchase views packages that determine a views quota for each calendar month.
How views-based licensing works
A view occurs whenever a new web session is started for any webpage containing Intuiface content. While in the same browser, a new view will also occur every time the webpage is refreshed and for every 20 minutes of display if not refreshed.
The smallest number of views supported by a PLN Web license is 5000. This number is experience-independent - i.e., all web-deployed experiences for a single Intuiface account draw from the same views pool. Additional views can be purchased in packages of 5000.
Intuiface refers to the maximum number of views for an Intuiface account as the "quota". Quotas apply to a calendar month, independent of when the views purchase occurs. This quota collectively applies to the Primary Account and all associated Seconary Accounts. Secondary accounts cannot have an independently purchased views quota.
Unused views for a calendar month are NOT carried over to the next month.
Tracking view counts and quota
Any experience published to the web using PLN will have a "Publish as webpage" tab in the My Experiences view of the Share and Deploy Console.
The first section of this tab, called "Experience URL(s)", lists all URLs associated with the given experience. (An experience published to the web can have more than one URL. In the example above/below, there is only one URL.) For each URL there are two numbers:
- Previous Month: This is the number of views consumed by this particular URL during the previous calendar month.
- Current Month: This is the number of views consumed by this particular URL during the current (uncompleted) calendar month.
Below the list of URLs is a section called "Views Usage". This section contains a cumulative bar chart identifying the total number of views consumed by all URLs for this particular experience in the current calendar month, and then the remaining number of views consumed in the current calendar month by all other experiences published to the web for the same Intuiface account.
In the example above, all experiences published to the web have combined to generate 697 views. All other experiences contributed 584 of those views; the current experience, across all URLs, contributed the remaining 113 views. The views quota for the calendar month is 5000.