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Emerging from Beta – Thank you to everyone!

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the FatFractal team and to all of our beta testers over the last months for all of their efforts and collaboration. As a result of lots of hard work, we emerged from Beta today.

What does this mean?

New Console

If you look at the new console application (see it here), you will see some new options. Some relate to setting up accounts and payment methods. But don’t worry, your apps are all safe and you will have lots of options for development and production, including free ones. We have also added a number of features and a new look and feel to the console application, including:

  • App and domain search
  • App metrics
  • Improved navigation

New Pricing

We have updated our pricing model and are pleased to offer the most competitive pricing in the industry, made possible by our unique architecture — optimized top to bottom to provide the most efficient application frameworks to developers for your applications. You can see our new pricing at the following:

  • NoServer application pricing is here.
  • Ruby and Java/Servlet application is here

New Features and Improvements

We have also released a new version of the platform and SDKs with a lot of new features there as well. One of the most exciting new features is that NoServer now supports full textual term search on your data (eg description contains_any ‘BaaS PaaS’) – check out the Release Notes!

Questions? Feedback?

We would love to hear your questions and feedback on the console application as well as our pricing. Please share your thoughts with us (click here).

FAQ:
Q: I am still in development with my app, do I need to do anything?
A: No, we believe that asking developers to pay during development would inhibit development of cool new stuff, and we never, ever want to inhibit developers from developing cool new stuff.

Q: My app is being used by real customers, do I need to do anything?
A: We now have a development “sandbox” separate from “production”. If your app is in use, you should migrate to “production” to ensure that your data is best protected and your application is always available.

Q: When will the new pricing take effect?
A: The new pricing takes effect immediately when you create a subscription for your application and move it out of the sandbox. Ruby and Servlet apps have a 30-day trial period, after which time they will be required to have a paid subscription.

Q: I have more than three applications or domains already. Do I need to remove them?
A: No, your existing apps will all continue to work. However, in the next few weeks we will ask that such legacy apps be moved into either your sandbox subscription or a production subscription where possible.

Q: What is the difference between Sandbox and the other tiers for NoServer apps?
A: The most important distinction between Sandbox and non-Sandbox apps is that in Sandbox the data is not guaranteed or backed up in anyway. So, if you have data that can’t be lost, you should be in production. Sandbox apps also are subject to usage limits for bandwidth, API calls, and storage.

Q: I see that Ruby and Servlet apps have a 30 day free trial period. Why is this different from the SandBox for NoServer apps?
A: Ruby and Servlet apps have to be provisioned differently than NoServer apps. They are allocated reserved instances from the beginning and as a result, we have elected to provide 30 day free trial period as the best means of helping developers get started.

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