Good morning, Gliders!
Today we’re making some changes to free apps and we wanted to share them with our community first.
First off, some Pro features are becoming available for free apps in the next week or so:
- File Picker
- Buy Button (with a transaction fee)
- Geolocation (showing the user’s location on the map)
We’re also introducing limits for free apps:
- 500 items per app (rows from your spreadsheet used in your app)
- 100MB of files or images uploaded per app
- 10 address-based pins per map (you can display unlimited pins using coordinates)
- Email Whitelist is only available in Pro apps
Apps that already go over these limits will remain free and unlimited in these respects.
Why are we making these changes?
We’re making these changes to create more clarity about the difference between Free and Pro apps—we want Pro apps to simply increase these limits, rather than having a hodgepodge of different features from free apps. We’ve also added hundreds of features to Glide over the last six months and we wanted our pricing to reflect its value.
We know that some of you will feel disappointed or like a promise has been broken, especially if you were counting on free apps using unlimited data. All I can say is we’re trying our best to make sure Glide is available for the long run with a sustainable free tier. If you have an urgent need to use Glide that’s impacted by these changes and you cannot afford it, please email me with an explanation.
We also plan to revisit our pricing, including making Glide more affordable internationally, in the coming year.
We’re only getting started with Glide, and we have some really exciting new features coming for free and Pro apps which we’ll announce next Tuesday. I’m confident that you’ll be very happy with what we have in store, and where Glide is heading in the next year and beyond.
Thank you for your passion for Glide, and for making our community a special place.