Poll: Price Increase vs. Leave Bubble

Thought I would help condense the discussion threads and help make it easier for Bubble to see the many voices in one clear picture. Perhaps a simple poll will clearly show what the community are feeling at the moment without a lot of reading required?

  • I will stay if bubble revise price increase to 10-50% on current plans
  • 10% Increase for 18 months then stay on proposed Workload pricing
  • 10% Increase for 18 months then I am off to another provider
  • I’m out of here already, this is the last straw

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The key to everything here isn’t the next 18 months - it is for bubble to provide certainty over the next 5 years - because if an app gains traction - that may be its lifecycle. It would make little sense spending ages learning / integrating something then only having a relatively short window of time in competitive markets.

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Exactly.

If bubble says their service is free for a few months I still have to leave. They’ve broken trust a second time. I’m a fool to stay.

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Absolutely agree, I suppose the view here was more geared towards those that have already created an MVP and beyond that can’t cut their losses overnight.

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The impending update will devastate my business as I rely heavily on calling a significant amount of API data every day. However, what is even more concerning is that the only reason my business has ever generated any revenue is due to individuals like @keith. If the power users, who are the very foundation of the community, begin to depart, many business will crumble as a lot of rely heavily on there years experiance and plugins. I have invested several years into building my business on Bubble, as have many others in this community. Perhaps, instead of wasting my time on Bubble, I should have focused on learning languages such as Flutter, JavaScript, and Python.

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That’s very kind of you to say, @mack2580, and I am grateful for it.

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It’s true, at the heart of my Gmail clone is ListShifterKW :see_no_evil:

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Maybe the reason why this is all happening is because people took too lightly the ‘karma-ware’ aspect of @keith plugins. :grimacing: This is karma.

My startup is pre-revenue i promise i am planning to contribute as soon as we get our first GBP. :heart:.

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Love that you’re doing this.

I do feel that an option is missing though. I’d vote for something like:
“I will stay if a proposed pricing plan does not increase cost by more than 10% - 50%”.

Personally, I’m not tied to the pricing plan staying what it is (with an increase) as your poll indicates. I’m fine with a pricing model change, as long as it truly makes sense - and what has been presented does NOT make sense.

I also completely resonate with this:

what is even more concerning is that the only reason my business has ever generated any revenue is due to individuals like @keith. If the power users, who are the very foundation of the community, begin to depart, many business will crumble as a lot of rely heavily on there years experiance and plugins. I have invested several years into building my business on Bubble, as have many others in this community. Perhaps, instead of wasting my time on Bubble, I should have focused on learning languages such as Flutter, JavaScript, and Python.

I’m so extremely thankful to the Bubble community for enabling me to create effectively with as little experience as I had. If the community falls, I will likely be forced to follow - even if the pricing doesn’t change.

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I have a client ready to drop some serious dough - we’re talking a jump from $600+ to $9,000/month.

That’s enough to make Scrooge McDuck jealous! And get this, they’re processing 120 million WU monthly - that’s a whole lot of data. But hold on to your hats, folks, because this client is planning to scale up TEN times over the next two years! Jeez, Bubble better start stocking up on those gold-plated servers!

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I just dont get it.
For less than 9k could your client not just get a dedicated server? I thought those were around 4-6k. And with a dedicated server you are apparently free from WU limitations.

So this new pricing scheme has a very small window of applications to which it actually applies. As soon as the application reaches any scale, it is forced into a dedicated plan.
Or am i getting something wrong.

Gondedicated. My bubble rep told me there are no plans to change that pricing soon BUT you lock into a two year contract just to ensure current pricing. .

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The issue is that WU’s are not being calculated correctly. They announced a pricing change and told everyone to go look at how much WU’s their app consumes. Personally, when I took a look at my app with only roughly 30 users I realized the cost of doing business would be roughly 300 or 400$ which would put me on a team plant. What kind of team works on a platform with 30 users?

Clearly, they pushed the changes without actually knowing for sure what they were saying was correct. They exaggerated how much / the quality of testing they performed. Personally, I believe there was some sort time or money constraint and they went through with it anyways and then doubled down on it without admitting there was any issues (speculation, in my opinion).

The reaction is merited. There is some greed involved here, but most of all (in my opinion) incompetence :man_shrugging:

I’m a huge fan of bubble - don’t get me wrong. But I will call a spade a spade.

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Saying that pricing will work for new user is also assuming new users understand how build efficient apps. Bubble is a platform for those who understand that or don’t want care about. If they go for bigger corps, it won’t be long until the cto ask why bubble markupk is so high vs aws - @keith point all along

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Could not agree more - trust has been broken