IoT Tools and Solutions — New freeboard™ account system starting this weekend. freeboard™ moving to pay model –
Over the past 4 years freeboard™ became the most popular IoT dashboard tool out there. Meanwhile, freeboard was kept in Beta, and we at Bug Labs hosted it for free. In 2017, the growth of our user base expanded significantly, increasing our hosting costs.
Due to the rising costs, we must now find new ways to monetize freeboard. However, freeboard will always remain free for anyone who wishes to host the solution themselves.
Moving forward, the Bug Labs freeboard platform will become a true Software-as-a-Service platform. All users will need to sign up to a freeboard dashboard plan to continue using the service after their first 30 days.
Fear not, all current dashboards will continue working for 30 days, giving you plenty of time to either sign up for a plan, or download your dashboards to host them locally. All new accounts will be given a free 30 day trial period as well.
All paid accounts will still have access to unlimited public dashboards, as well as a new set of private dashboards, with their own set of special features.
Small business customers, who wish to allow unlimited customer access to private dashboards, will be able to sign up for a dedicated instance. We are also looking into lower cost memberships for read-only users.
Please contact Bug Labs for more details.