FAQs

Do I need to choose a deployment plan if I'm just designing/creating/testing an app or site? 
No, our Buzzy Creator licenses may be all you ever need. These licenses are for working in Figma with your colleagues, collaborating on designs and testing each app/site with up to 5 Test Users.

If I want to test with more than 5 Test Users (or real end-users), what do I need? 

You’ll need one of the “Deployment” options. Which one depends on what you’re trying to do, and how many users you anticipate.

 The “Small” deployment option looks great, but how many users will it handle, and can I use it in production? 

The “Small” deployment is great if you have a web-only deployment and want to test with a small number of users. Based on your requirements, this may be fine for production. The database is shared, so its performance will be dependent on what’s happening on the server at that point in time. This type of deployment is great for small user cohorts, usability testing, concept validation and so on.

Can I start with "Small" and move up to the next level? 

Yes, you can migrate up. Migrating down is more complicated and requires support to ensure you are not losing data - contact us.

How do I know what size Buzzy Deployment server I need? 

This depends on the specific application and factors like user concurrency levels, transaction rates etc. As per any software solution, sizing should be taken into consideration when planning and designing your system. Our Large + Advanced Features are aimed at providing you a flexible and cost effective way of providing a performant solution for your customers.

What data-center regions do you support? 

Currently we run in 3 regions: the United States, the EU and APAC (Sydney). For additional region support under our Enterprise plan, please contact us to discuss.

Can we self-host? 

Yes, this falls into our Enterprise plan, please contact us.

How do I get my Buzzy app into our own Apple or Google (Play) store? 

During the setup process, we’ll coordinate with your team to connect our automated system to enable the relevant app store publishing.

Do you support corporate MDM for app publishing? 

Yes, this is done under our Enterprise plan, please contact us to discuss.

Is Buzzy secured? Do you support standards like GDPR, HIPAA etc? 

The Buzzy development team follows best practices to deliver enterprise grade software. We employ regular security scanning software to help identify and fix ever changing security requirements. For compliance standards like GDPR and HIPAA it will be a mix of you our customer following those protocols to ensure support alongside our underlying capabilities.

What is the database underneath Buzzy and do I get access to it?
Buzzy uses MongoDB under the covers, which has incredible ability to scale and deal with complex data.  Each Buzzy server gets its own MongoDB cluster, and yes, you can get access to it, however we recommend getting your data from the Buzzy REST API to ensure you maintain data integrity.

How does Buzzy scale?

Buzzy’s server and client architecture is built on best-of-breed technology. Each Buzzy deployment is single-tenant, meaning you get your own compute units, database cluster and S3 compatible storage.

 

Our servers are deployed on Kubernetes (k8s) infrastructure. This means that the applications can be configured to scale horizontally and vertically for robustness/reliability and performance.

 

As every application’s performance requirements are different, when you choose a deployment plan (eg Large) that has multiple compute units, you can optionally configure these compute units to meet your requirements. For example, you may use a web cluster, mobile cluster, end user cluster, admin user cluster, worker servers for API access etc.

 

Our database is MongoDB and we use our leading service providers MongoDB Atlas and Digital Ocean, so it’s rock solid, best-of-breed infrastructure. Each Buzzy deployment has its own MongoDB cluster, which is deployed either in shared infrastructure or on dedicated clusters, depending on the plan you choose. 

 

Our mobile technology is React Native, with SQLite under the covers, allowing you amazing ability to store masses of documents on a device for offline use scenarios. Our technology is optimized with capabilities like the ability to only send “diffs” of data changes for optimal performance as well as handling “save conflicts” and resolution, which is important for offline scenarios that allow updates.

Can we get the source code?

The core source code in the “engine room”, so to speak? Sorry, no. We did think about it, but when we fix something or add a new enhancement, and you’ve forked the code, it becomes harder to maintain. At this point of time, our full dev team is there to take the pain of development away from your team, so to streamline this we manage the source. 

 

Important point: Buzzy differs from a lot of development platforms in that the custom (non-core) sources are your Figma designs and extensions you’ve applied. This is all created and maintained by you.

Additionally, using Figma as a "source" to your application keeps your options open. There are a number of Figma to front-end code solutions out there, so if you decide you’d rather go the "build" approach later, you could use one of those tools to take your Figma designs and turn them into code. Note these solutions still require a bunch of “heavy lifting” code work, as they only give you the front-end; you still have to code the rest of the solution including the database, data binding, business logic and any specific functionality that you need, like offline support or native capabilities like geolocation, tracking and bluetooth (BLE) integration.

* When paid yearly. All prices in USD.

Buzzy Creator

The Figma plugin and the Buzzy backend.

Explorer

$0 

Create 3 apps/sites

Viewable by you

Buzzy branding

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Pro

From $42.50/mo*

Create unlimited apps/sites

App access for 5 external users

RECOMMENDED

Team

...

Looking for team discounts?

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* When paid yearly. All prices in USD.

Need advanced features?

Already on the Large deployment configuration? Scale up or add extra features when you need it.

Scaling

$100/ECU/mo

Cost-effective options to scale your deployments using horizontal & vertical scaling; including auto-scale, pre-scale and micro-services. 

Compliance

...

Speak to us about tailoring your solution to meet specific compliance-related capabilities like HIPAA, and deploying to you own cloud.

Premium Support

 COMING SOON 

Speak to experts whenever you need. 

Ready to deploy?

Need more than the publish options of the plugin? Choose the server configuration that's right for you.

Small

$10/mo*

Your own url

1 compute unit

Web app

Support forum

'Powered by Buzzy' branding

Shared database

512Mb DB storage

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Medium

From $85/mo*

Your own url

1 compute unit

Web & mobile app

Support forum, chat & email

Your own branding

Shared database

2Gb DB storage

Large

From $425/mo*

Your own url

4 compute units

Web & mobile app

Support forum, chat & mail

Your own branding

Your own database

Logging

10Gb DB storage

 

Option to add advanced features (see below)

Enterprise

...

Tailored to your requirements.

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Feature Comparison

A look at the details.

Description

Simple testing of concepts with small groups of users.

Simple site or app; small number of users with shared DB cluster.

Starting point for building a solution that scales.

Compute units

1

1

4

Database (MongoDB)

Shared cluster (512Mb)

Shared cluster (2Gb)

Own cluster (10Gb)

S3 File Storage

0.5Gb

10Gb

100Gb

SSL certificate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Publish web app

Yes

Yes

Yes

Your own url

Yes

Yes

Yes

Support

Forum

Forum & email

Forum, chat & email

Publish mobile app

- - -

Yes

Yes

Branding

Buzzy

Own

Own

Load balancing

- - -

- - -

Yes

Buzzy logging

- - -

- - -

Yes

Backup

- - -

Yes

Yes

High availability

- - -

- - -

Yes

Kubernetes

- - -

Yes

Yes

Auto-scaling

- - -

- - -

Yes

Advanced monitoring

- - -

- - -

Yes

Micro-services

- - -

- - -

Yes

Development server

- - -

- - -

Yes

Pre-scaling

- - -

- - -

Yes

Variable pricing

- - -

- - -

Yes

Compliance (eg HIPPA)

- - -

- - -

Yes

Advanced CPU (server analytics, IP whitelisting)

- - -

- - -

Yes

Services

Small

Medium

Large

Plans & Pricing

Take your concepts from design to production. Free to learn and test. Pay as you scale.