This is Meteor’s second acquisition. The company bought FathomDB last October.
The developer subscription is the company’s first paid service — though launching a support business is obviously a very typical play for any open-source product like Meteor.
The new support offering will give developers access to technical support while building their apps, proactive alerts about security issues and the option to set up a one-day, on-site architectural review of their application. Percolate co-founder Zoltan Olah will lead Meteor’s customer success efforts.
We’ve asked Meteor for more details about how it will price its support plans and will update this post once we hear back from them.
“We’ll be offering an annual contract, accessible to any business with the aim of releasing a production app,” Schmidt tells us and notes that pricing “will depend on scope, but you can imagine a couple of thousand of dollars a month for a majority of apps.”