Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between Backbeam and other services?

We provide unique features such as complex queries (queries with JOINs for example), a real-time API, server-side code versioning, full-featured control panel, full-featured web development and much more. And we always think to provide the best experience for developers because this is a service made by developers for developers.

Where are the servers located?

At this moment we are using a datacenter located at New York (USA). In the future we want to let our users to select the datacenter location and we will probably have datacenters in USA, Europe and Asia.

Which technologies are used inside Backbeam?

We use a couple of well-known NoSQL databases and almost everything it's been made using Node.js (you can see us in the webpage about the use of Node.js in the industry). We have chosen these technologies and others for their proven scalability capabilities, flexibility and performance.

Can I host Backbeam myself?

Our goal with Backbeam is let you focus in your app and not in the infrastructure. So Backbeam is a full-stack service. Nevertheless for many reasons we are developing an Open Source version that will be released this year (2014) so you will be able to host your application anywhere.

Can I develop off-line?

Since Backbeam is a full-stack service that takes care of the infrastructure we are not providing any way to develop your applications off-line yet. Nevertheless for many reasons we are developing an Open Source version that will be released this year (2014) so you will be able to develop your application in your own computer and you will be able to push your changes to our servers when you wish.

Can I request a new feature?

We have a huge roadmap ahead, but feature requests are always welcomed. We have a UserVoice account where you can submit new feature requests and vote others.

Why the pricing plans have the same amount in Euros and Dollars?

In the pricing page we show the final price after taxes and European invoices require higher taxes. If you translate from dollars to euros and then apply taxes you will see that the amount is almost the same (can vary a few cents up or down depending on the exchange rate).