I’d like to share with you all the town hall that our CEO David and @barrettnash filmed together yesterday, July 26th. Quick note we will be posting even more details about a revised pricing plan shortly.
We worked hard to hit as many of your questions as possible. I hope you take as much insight in how Adalo as a company works and what we are working on while listening to the answers.
Feel free to PM @barrettnash with any feedback on how to make sure this townhall experience is continuously improving, he’s already gearing up for the next one later this year.
Product Roadmap Part 1
Section 1: Product Roadmap
0:03 - What is Adalo’s internal process for managing its features roadmap?
Section 2: Web Apps
3:42 - Why did Adalo choose improvements to Web Apps’ for its next major technology push?
6:11 - What sort of changes can Adalo makers expect to see with responsive Web Apps?
9:37 - What could building a responsive Web App in Adalo look like?
11:39 - When building responsive Web Apps, will things still work ‘Automagically’?
12:18 - Will Adalo’s Web Apps feature version control?
14:02 - Will Adalo Web Apps optimize for SEO and deep-links?
15:22 - Could you speak to the general rollout of the new Web Apps?
17:25 - Will Adalo users be able to keep using Adalo normally while Adalo’s new Web Apps are being developed?
Section 3: [Ongoing Initiatives / Continuous Improvement] Integrations & Performance
18:55 - Are there any plans to finish the beta on external authentication?
20:51 - Call out to Adalo makers: which direct External Collection & External Users integration should Adalo focus on the most? (Please comment below!)
22:16 - What can Adalo users expect for improvements to the Adalo database?
Product Roadmap Part 2
Section 3: [Ongoing Initiatives / Continuous Improvement] Integrations & Performance (Cont.)
00:00 - What’s going on with Adalo’s integration with Zapier?
1:18 - What about incorporating Zapier and Adalo even closer together?
3:14 - Will Adalo users be able to access record IDs for custom actions?
4:10 - What’s next for performance in Adalo?
Section 4: Rapid fire product questions!
8:30 - How does Adalo approach individual feature requests?
10:14 - Will Adalo apps be able access additional sensors on a smartphone?
10:50 - Will Adalo ever have a normal WYSIWYG editor?
11:40 - Will Adalo improve the organization of collections in the Adalo Editor? What about screen organization?
12:28 - Is Adalo going to create native support for making multi-language apps?
13:05 - Will there be improved visualization of information around screens in the Adalo editor?
14:15 - What can users expect from the beta IAP subscription?
15:20 - Does Adalo have plans for additional payment gateways for paying for Adalo?
16:38 - Is there any plan for there being an ‘app level’ collection?
0:08 - What has been Adalo’s approach to pricing change?
3:47 - What was the process Adalo took to choose our new pricing?
6:56 - What has been the Adalo community reaction to pricing changes?
8:38 - Is Adalo listening to users’ feedback on pricing?
9:45 - Why did Adalo choose to focus on app actions in pricing?
12:23 - Let’s address a few specific points from the Adalo forum’s feedback on pricing
15:29 - Why did Adalo choose to focus on app actions?
17:26 - How does mass updating records work with Adalo actions?
18:58 - What are Adalo’s suggested best practices for freelancers and agencies in relation to price changes?
21:10 - How do apps with a shared database work with published apps?
22:19 - If I unpublish an app what will happen?
24:11 - How does ‘published apps’ work when publishing the app to multiple places?
25:07 - What is David’s feedback on collections API pricing?
26:19 - What are expected timelines on support tickets for paid plans?
27:55 - David, any final thoughts on pricing?
Community Forum and Support
0:05 - What are Adalo’s plans to improve our forums?
4:24 - Can Adalo make a live-chat feature for support?
6:40 - Why does Adalo support sometimes send help resources rather than solve a maker’s problem?