This is the second part of the free app builder project – with the first being a brief introductory text about Google’s app building software.
By continuing the article series, we find ourselves looking at the SDK’s (software development kits) which are compatible with every programming language supported by the software. The APIs (programming interface of the application) and the libraries are all supported by it; furthermore, all processes are conducted within a virtual machine – i.e. a virtual, sandbox environment that makes the best out of your computer. Plus, every user will get amanaging tool that allowsmonitoring and dealing with different versions (if applicable) of your current application.
In the application management, the AC (administration console) is in charge for the app in progress, while the SDK is responsible for local management. The AC uses interface based on web designs in order to make new apps, and here are the few options that come along with it: live changing of your current app version, handling names of domains, making error reports and more, providing every user with the best free app builder, internet or otherwise.
And although free, the software comes with some limitations, mainly in the storage area (the user has 1 GB free storage with the free option); also, as stated from the official website, some features are disabled in order for the company to protect its system stability and integrity. Plus, every user is given a certain amount of quotas or limits, which his application cannot overdraw.
For example, the free app builder has the billable and safety limits, which are presented as three different kinds of quotas: free –in other words – limits. These quotas limit the user and can only be overdraw by applications which are paid, ending within the app’s budget or the pre-existing safety limit. Billable limits are exactly whattheir name suggests: they cannot be exceeded, but everything above the limit cost extra. Only the application administrator can change or put billable limits on the app in mind, and the same is located under the Billing tab, in the Administration Console. The previous two quotas provide a great tool for administrator managing costs. Finally, there is the safety limit –they are set by none other than Google itself, and serve as the protector of the free app builderstructured system. If you are doubting in some other ‘recourse stealers’, then this is the answer to your question – Google does not allow a single app overflowing to be carried out on other application backs. If exceeding the safety quota, you will receive an error message stating the previous parameter.
Replenishing system quotas is made in a way of comparing resource draining against quotas of the system. Paid or free apps, both serve this rule, with the software resetting all measurement in resource spent at the beginning of every day (the stored data is exempt of this rule). Free apps resource spending ends when the previous quota is met, and paid apps continue with the spending of resources until their budget overflows, or they reach the safety limit. There are daily and minute quotas which enable better usage of the resources.
Depletion of resources is another issue users should consider: upon depletion, your app may become a non-working one -therefore you may encounter difficulties with it being unresponsive. Different error message fills the screen when the previous issue is met: in Python – apiproxy_errors.OverQuotaError; Go – appengine.IsOverQuota; Java – com.google.apphosting.api.ApiProxy.OverQuotaException.
However, if the issue arises unexpectedly, you should try profiling the performance of your application. Or, if you want to invest more in your dream, you can upgrade your membership to advanced or premium account, either one expands the storage space and quota limit of the free app builder in mind.