I noticed the recent decrease in free accounts limits and read the stance on it.
I agree that the new limits are more reasonable for a free account.
Might I suggest that there be a cheaper tier for paid accounts with some restrictions?
$10 a month: 3 private workspaces, 1 SSH workspace, 1 Hot Workspace, Increased Performance, Email support
$10 a month: Unlimited private workspaces (that can be resized) (no SSH, Hot workspaces, increased performance or email support)
$5 a month: 3 private workspaces (can be resized) (no SSH, Hot workspaces, increased performance or email support)
(Also, ability to resize workspaces RAM and disk space is a pretty big selling point, but hard to explain if they don’t know how the feature works)
You might also want to say on the Free tier “limited to 2GB disk and 512MB RAM” which could get the point across that “oh, the paid tiers can increase that?”
I’m just tossing ideas out there.
My two main hurdles for deciding on a cloud IDE I want to pay for is:
- Bitcoin payment: No one in the cloud IDE field accepts it yet
- Still don’t feel like there’s a good package that fits my needs without extra fluff at a reasonable price. Codeanywhere is also on my list, but their text editor has some issues with regex find and replace which irks me a lot…
tbh cloud 9 having a “bare bones” paid option that was only $5-10 a month might convince me and many others to finally take the plunge.
I think a lot of on-the-fencers who don’t have weird little qualms with codeanywhere probably went for the year up front freelancer plan they offer (works out to $7 a month) so finding a smaller package to sell at a lower price point might be good.