what is the general thoughts on charging for a plugin? i don’t mean a quick api integration but more an extensive set of custom built tools that ultimately provide functions for app owners to profit from? and i guess another question is does bubble allow it?
Do you mean a turn-key business? That’s what I offer. Specifically I deliver a turn-key company clone, pricing based on market factors. Those factors can’t be promised without research, but I don’t get paid until revenue is realized.
The general thoughts for my new rideshare company clone are:
Base Price: $5,000
All transactions conducted via escrow.
Discount for veterans and others.
Two months free maintenance plus hourly package as needed.
I handle all credit card processing for a period of three years.
New, dedicated Bubble server is mandatory.
Secondary, tertiary, revenue models (having just one defeats the purpose)
Business plan publishing
Licenses purchased through me. I do not charge a markup. All accounts are in the company clone owner’s name.
As long as the company clone doesn’t violate their terms of service, or the terms of service provided by API integrations, Bubble shouldn’t have a problem, but always check with the all-knowing, all-seeing, @emmanuel. He holds the hammer.
yer im totally with you when it comes to a whole turn key solution, im referring to just plugins that we build for the dev’s that use bubble? a straight question would be - would it be wrong to charge $5 for a plugin that you spent your time building? and is it against bubble’s policy to charge for plugins? i see we can charge for templates, im wondering if the same goes for plugins.
@jarred I have struggled to find a plugin dev (you available?). Personally, i think it would be a positive if bubble applied the same rational to plugins as the do to templates. Either a “one off fee” as with the templates or a recurring subscription fee…i believe in shared returns for commercial apps.
Hey @Bubbleboy, I have a heap on the go at the moment. there is a few things that need to be done to properly open the flood gates. things that mean hacky less desirable methods of making it happen are the only options in the short term. im just pushing ahead with them and as things like actions being able to pass data to other actions inside a workflow become available i will push them more. The one im really pushing is a massive set of tools to check off every desire one would have when using BOX including a handler to remove the 50mb data limit and possible even so data allocation deals direct from BOX Totally agree with the plugin’s being able to have a price tag. Like i said in my previous post not a massive amount but some incentive to develop bigger and better tools. Truth be told half of the api based plugins i have already put up are just me finding someone in need of a solution so i put it together and stick it up for them. is there something in particular your looking for?
Currently there is no way to transfer a created plugin from one account to another, so it either remains the property of the developer, with apps added to it for access, or gets recreated manually on another account.
Emmanuel did mention building more support for non-free plugins.