We had been evaluating Mono for Android. Our 'trial' license has now expired, and we are unable to renew/activate a 'starter' license through the xamarin store. We are not ready to purchase a paid license yet, as we are in the very early prototyping page.
The issues are:
1) Xamarin studio starts fine, upon compilation 'Xamarin Studio did not find a current xamarin.android license for your account. You must renew to continue using Biz Edition; otherwise you may use Starter'. Clicking the presented 'Use Starter Edition' button does nothing, and compilation fails regardless
2) Clicking 'Purchase a License' opens store.xamarin.com and presents options to 'choose plan'. 'Starter' has no buy button, only download - which is useless.
3) Manually opening store.xamarin.com/account/my/subscrpition/computers then selecting 'Licensing' offers 'Renew Subscription' button. This looks promising - selected plan 'starter', add 1xAndroid seat, order summary $0.00. Confirm details and enter credit card (why?)... but when you click 'Complete Purchase' the message 'Cart failure' appears and you go nowhere.
Could someone at Xamarin please investigate quickly. We are looking at buying 3 - 5 Enterprise licenses subject to the success of the prototype internally to management, and the timeline for budget submission is rapidly diminishing.