This is the main point I am getting from this discussion. A short story:
We are a partner for a membership management product called Wild Apricot. Wild Apricot has a free mobile app for their membership management platform with private Members only features to maintain and renew your membership profile. It also has event registration features and a member directory with similar glide like features. The app is deployed only through the App Store. It also had zero capability for icon and app name branding. It cannot be customized either because it is developed by the vendor. It probably cost well over 100k to develop and it uses the Wild Apricot API.
We started to develop a public app that syncs the Wild Apricot database between a Google sheets and Wild Apricot using Integromat. It’s entirely possible that our small company may be able to deliver an alternative public app to our Wild Apricot customers at a fraction of the cost of our customers developing and deploying an alternative mobile App to their members. While private app pricing does seem expensive, many just need a simple public app that is deployed by link to their membership base. Glide sounds so far like an extremely attractive options for agencies like ours.
I look forward to learning a lot more about Glide.
I am completely confused by the term “Google Sheet reloads.” What exactly counts as a reload? How is it triggered?
I did finally find the Quota info on the app, but I’m still confused as to what constitutes a “user” and what constitutes a “change.”
Is it triggered from someone using our Public app (we don’t allow public changes to our Google sheet)? Or is it only triggered when I open the app to edit it? Is it every time I make a single change within the editor? Is it when I make a change in any tab of the Google sheet? Adding a line in the Google sheet? Adding a column in the Google sheet? Hitting the “refresh” button in the Editor? Is it different if I change the Google sheet from inside the editor vs changing the sheet manually in Google itself?
A Google Sheet reload happens whenever your Google Sheet is changed by a person, either by editing it in Google Sheets, or by doing something in your app that edits your Google Sheet. Whenever this happens, Glide reloads your entire Google Sheet to show the latest info in your app.
How is ‘user’ confusing? If I say “my app had 25 users last month,” what could this mean bedsides 25 different people used my app?
There is an FAQ on the pricing page with more clarification about “user,” we will add info about reloads.
Thanks, David. That answered my question on the reloads. My question on users was whether on a public app it included the editors of the app as well as whatever public users log in. No biggie. Just wondering.
If I go to an agency plan and sell my app to a client, will he be able to “Allow anyone to copy the app and sheet” or the sold app will work like a template? Is it possible to make a copy OUT of this account and TO this account? Finally, how can we look into the agency plan to see and to try how it actually works? Maybe you can have a free trial for like 1 week or at least a video. $99 is quite expensive to pay to just check whether it will work for you or not and there are a lot of details to check.
In ideal case, when running an agency, I’d like to have two options on how to share the app:
Simple “Allow anyone to copy” as it is now on simple accounts
“Sell” - the same as above but without possibility for a client to resell the app, like a template now
Also need to have an ability to copy apps TO the Agency’s account from other accounts.
Are these scenarios possible?
If I have an Org Public app created before the 1st September, when will I be able to copy the app from this Org account to another account?
I have created a new account and created an Orgs. I created an app there. Why I cannot transfer the app to my simple account, not the Orgs one?
I also see an error message when I am trying to transfer an app from simple account to an organisation on this new account.
Hi @David huge fan of Glide, building a public facing app with a very low price point per year for consumers that even $0.75 per user per month would be too much. Can I email to share more details with you offline to give you context on my use case for using glide to build a subscription business? If I were using it for a corporate solution the price point and approach would work well. Thanks again for a great product.
Ah! Yes, that is a private app. Public = anyone can sign in. Private = only people you allow can sign in. Is there some terminology that you think makes more sense? What tempts you to call this app “public”?