I’m really worried with what I saw in staging.heyglide.com. There is a counter and the information that I’ll be required to pay if my app uses more than 500 rows. I’m using Glideapp to facilitate the activities of my church community with many apps, to my personal finance, to my wife’s work and here in Brazil, $19 per month is a lot of money per app. Netflix, for example, apply here a specific value for brazilian. Converted to US dollar, is 5~6 bucks for the entire service. Apple, Google, Amazon and other do the same. I invested a lot of time training people, creating apps and offering Glide as a spreadsheet’s revolution, and to abandon now would be very frustrating for me, my church community and family. Glide team, think about it, please.
Come on, everyone. Glide is a business. They’re doing the same thing that all of us are: creating value so that you can harvest later. They’re experimenting with different payment models so that they can strike a balance between giving away their hard work and asking for some reimbursement (payment). Please don’t pretend that Glide should give away their product and never ask for payment. Their tool has given me a new way to try out my ideas that would have otherwise taken me months or years more work on a different platform. Or more realistically, my projects probably would have just never materialized.
I really understand. For me the question was well answered by @david in advising that apps already created won’t be asked to payment. My example, in Brazil, I really think it would be very expensive to my church community and me to pay for every app created. The true issue would be if they change the rules in the middle of the game even the apps created and if I needed abandon all the environment created. It would be very bad news for us. But if they change for new apps, with local cost applied to countries, I think it is fair and probably I’ll have some payment apps in future.
This is the same case in Israel. As an example, Netflix cost in Israel 9.9 USD so for us paying 20 for 1 app will most probably kill the ability to grow the glide community here and to build apps for customers as they will not pay such high monthly fee.
Awaiting to see your official communication on this and the localized pricing.
I am a user who is using the Pro version of the app.
I’m currently in the third month of using Pro version.
I like and enjoy using the Glide service, but lately I’m feeling a little uncomfortable paying for it. The reason is that the only benefits I’ve ever received as a Pro user are File Picker, Buy Button, and Geolocation.
Unfortunately, all three of these features are not attractive to users of my app. Given this situation, I think that in the meantime, I’ve paid $87 just to allow users of my app to access custom domain.
Glide is a really good service in itself and has a different personality from Netflix, so I don’t think it’s right to compare it, but by the way, in South Korea, the Netflix Basic subscription is about $8.09 a month in dollars.
I would like to have more variety of glide subscription.
For example, use custom domain only + add pro functionality
Also, I wish I could pay with PayPal.
My case is the same. I am from Bolivia and paying 29 $ month is very expensive here, It’s a good Glide platform but it needs to have the prices according to the region. They could take us into account there are many people interested in the framework but they leave it for the price.