More and more Web Apps are offering a Freemium service. It’s one of our most popular tags at Cloudfindr but what does it mean?
A freemium web app is an app that offers a limited service for free and then charges for a more comprehensive fuller service.
Different limitations of free versions
The limitations can vary massively though a common limitation is the number of users.
For example Capsule CRM’s free service is limited to two users and 250 contacts, which makes it perfect for small businesses. As the business grows though they will find they have to upgrade to the full version for £8 per month per user.
Another limitation could be more function based. YouDazzle allows you to make great online presentations. The free version limits the functionality to the most straightforward presentations whilst the premium version adds in audio and video conferencing, screen sharing and recording.
Popularity of freemium services
People love free stuff so unsurprisingly freemium web apps are very popular. They allow users to get really comfortable with an app and in some cases smaller businesses may never need to upgrade. When they do have to they can be sure that they are getting a service they really like and a clear cost structure.
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