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*Each plan comes with 1 administrative seat. Each additional seat can be added for $50/mo
**Custom development receive an ongoing maintenance SLA for $300/mo
***Apps exceeding the download or push notification limit for their plan have the option of upgrading to a higher plan or purchasing more in fixed increments
All customers can purchase an additional 100,000 push notifications for $25/mo
Basic customers can purchase an additional 5,000 active devices for $60/mo
Professional customers can purchase an additional 25,000 active devices for $150/mo
Enterprise customers can purchase an additional 100,000 active devices for $500/mo
There’s a myth out there that goes something like, “If I custom code an app, I can pay once and it will work forever.” What custom development shops won’t tell you though is that even if you custom code an app, there will still be monthly costs for upkeep, server space, maintenance, content changes, and more. With BuildFire, however, we’ve not only built many of the features you’ll need right out of the box which reduces your upfront cost, but we also handle all of your servers, CDNs, push notification systems, user login/authentication, OS updates, design updates, the ability to change content, and more with one low monthly or yearly cost based on the features you need. It’s a pretty darn good deal if you ask us :)
In order for app to maintain an active status with our servers and systems that power it and therefore function properly, you must maintain an active subscription. Not convinced? See the question “Why do I have to pay every month/year?" for more information on what your subscription goes toward.
You can definitely have multiple apps under one account, however, each app will require its own subscription to be submitted to the App Store and Google Play and to function properly. If you have multiple apps, contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about multiple app discount options. If you need a multi-app management system, contact our sales team at email@example.com to learn more about our enterprise solutions.
One of the advantages of BuildFire is the ability to create custom features (also known as plugins) and add them to your app. You can do this either by creating a developer account and either submit them to the Marketplace or add them directly to your app. If you submit them to the Marketplace, you can even earn additional revenue by selling them to our customer base. If you want to keep your feature proprietary, simply upgrade to a Business plan to add your custom feature.
Security settings along with user tagging is an awesome feature that lets you determine who has access (and who doesn’t) to certain parts of your app. You can unlock both of these features, along with several others, by being on either the Professional or Business plan.
In order to get you app live on the App Store and Google Play, both Apple and Google require that you have your own Apple and Google developer accounts, respectively. To date, Google is a one time fee of $25 and Apple is a yearly fee of $99 for a standard account or $299 for an enterprise account. If you are a non-profit organization, government entity, or educational institution, you may be eligible to get a free standard account. Find out if you qualify here.
In order to get your app live on the App Store and Google Play, you will need to sign up for one of our paid plans. Not only will our publishing team handle the submissions for you, but our development team also handles a ton on the front end (the cool features you do see) and the back end (all of the necessary features you don’t see) for you.
Yes. Our subscriptions are based on either monthly or, if you want a sweet discount, annual terms. Please note, however, if you cancel your service, your app will no longer function and will be removed from the App Store and Google Play per our terms.
If you’re hitting your limits, that means you’re doing something right. We make it easy for you to be successful. If you do hit your max numbers, instead of halting your service, you will simply be automatically upgraded to the plan that will accommodate your needs based on your usage.