Mapbox has revamped the pricing model for its entire API and SDK portfolio. The company has shifted to a pay as you go model with no volume commitments. Additionally, Mapbox has increased the free tier for most of its products.
API and SDK mapping services play a major role in the programmable Web, with Google maps typically setting the tone on pricing. Less than a year ago, Google made significant adjustments to Google Maps pricing, which sent app owners and developers into scramble mode. Mapbox is a Google Maps competitor and has aimed to launch its new pricing scheme with developer interests front of mind:
"This is more than changing pricing--it's about making our platform easier to consume," the company stated in a blog post announcement.
In addition to an increased free tier and pay as you go model, Mapbox has phased out differentiated pricing. Discounts apply across the board for higher volume calls. The volume discounts scale with usage, and apply automatically (no negotiation necessary). Support is available at all pricing tiers, and Mapbox remains open to discussing special pricing options for unique uses case scenarios. Check out all of Mapbox's new pricing here.