Hi, new here and trying to make sure Blynk is a good fit for what I need to achieve before committing too much time on the programming side.
I’m developing a controller that will be an addon to an existing already deployed control system - potentially this would be useful to 1000s of existing users, and would make a good commercial product. I don’t however have £99 squillion behind me in VC money! Looking at the business plans on offer, it seems that the entry level (needed to get such essentials as the easy wifi provisioning etc, and branding) is effectively a $2000 commitment - the monthly is not an option (for me) as it allows only one app update. Even the simplest app surely needs more than that in the first year / first few releases!
I was disappointed to not find a ‘field trials’ level - maybe for $20-50 a month, where the full range of facilities were available, but at a cost that reflected that revenues were small or non existent - I guess in summary it seems a huge leap from one off hobby tinkering to commercial use.
One a related point, looking in the Android Play store, there seems to be only 1 or 2 ‘real’ Blynk apps published, but the site claims 100,000s of developers? Are they just all hobby, and there is no commercial use to date?