So, I admit that I’ve just started playing with the “New Blynk”. But it sure looks like us hobbyists are WAY worse off than with the “Old Blynk”. With the old version, I never reached any “device limit” – there may have been one, but I only used Blynk for 5 or 6 PERSONAL projects. And we had a much wider choice of app widget types. I was more than happy to purchase “energy” so I could add more widgets to more projects. That seemed fair.
But now, it’s two devices and a miserable selection of app widgets. The next step up from here is a $7 / month subscription. You’ve got to be kidding me!!!
I understand the company wants to go after the enterprise market and make money. Great, more power to them!!! But don’t screw us hobbyist who have been here since the platform started!!!
I think it’s fair to pay for things I want. But not for a monthly subscription to create PERSONAL projects. How about bringing back something like the “energy” model and one-time purchases? So much energy to add another device … so much energy to add a widget. And at least give us the same selection of widgets we had with the old Blynk.
I’m done ranting now. Thanks for reading this.