Frequently Asked Questions


Who is Turbo for?

Turbo is for any web, app, or IOT developer that wants to focus on getting their product to market as fast as possible, without having to worry about too many back-end implementation details.

Turbo currently handles about 99% of use cases that would have previously required a developer to write their own back end (i.e. via Rails, Django, Express, Meteor, Laravel, Spring, .NET, Wordpress, etc.) which allows developers to focus on what matters most: their end-users and customers.

What are some of these features Turbo handles that would normally require a back-end team/developer?

Just to list a few, our most popular would be the Datastore, user authentication and authorization systems, email and Twilio integrations, Stripe payment processing, file uploading and Image processing, built-in global CDN, and automatic SSL certificates.

SSL certificates? Wow that’s great. What is the monthly cost per domain?

Thanks to the folks over at Let's Encrypt, we offer free SSL certificates for one site with our free tier, and then unlimited certificates with our paid plans.

Although it sounds like Turbo takes care of many back-end requirements, aren’t I just learning another SDK/framework anyway? Wouldn’t it be better to just learn Rails or Django or Express?

Turbo SDK is extremely intuitive and easy to use. In a recent survey, most of our users said that it took approximately 15-30 minutes to learn how to use each individual feature. Even an experienced front-end developer might take a few months to learn one of the popular web frameworks - months that could be spent working on your consumer facing product. After all that, you still must deal with deployment, dev ops, scaling, load balancing, etc. all of which can be very time consuming.

How do I know Turbo is fast and capable of handling production level applications?

We named it Turbo for a reason! All of Turbo’s features are built on Amazon Web Services and everything is built from the ground up with a focus on speed and scalability to allow for enterprise quality applications from the start. We even cover areas that developers often overlook such as global CDN distribution for static assets. There are already apps in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores build with a Turbo backend.

I already have an existing Node/Express project that I want to integrate with Turbo. Is that possible or is it only possible to scaffold a new app with Turbo?

That is possible. Just add the SDK to your existing project, make sure to create a new Turbo app in the web dashboard, and you should be good to go.

What payment services do you support?

We accept all major credit and debit cards.

How do I know my payment details are secure?

All payments and payment information is processed and stored by industry standard Stripe which guarantees your safety and security. All site communication and data transfer are secured and encrypted.

How is Turbo 360 different from existing solutions?

Turbo 360 provides a serverless solution for building full stack web, mobile and IoT applications. Made up of two major components, Vertex and Vectors, Turbo 360 is unique in that it provides a fully serverless platform as well as a library of functions that act as building blocks in any application.

Turbo 360 currently handles about 99% of use cases that would have previously required a developer to write their own backend (i.e. via Rails, Django, Express, Meteor, Laravel, Spring, .NET, Wordpress, etc.) which allows developers to focus on what matters most: their end-users and customers.

Why should I go serverless?

Serverless architecture provides tremendous time and cost benefits. You no longer need to configure a backend or manage servers in the cloud to build full scale applications. And this isn’t just for small teams or prototyping - applications currently running at scale with millions of users are built on serverless architecture.

You’re also paying a fraction of what servers would cost by only paying for the actual execution of a function (after 100K free executions), rather than reserving time for a server that may only rarely be needed. This cost savings can be several orders of magnitude less than what you are currently paying for hosting.

What is Vertex?

Vertex is our full stack development platform giving you access to the most sophisticated serverless architecture in existence without having to spend one second configuring servers, setting up load balancers, scaling groups, etc.

Create your full stack Javascript apps using Node and Express and when you're ready to publish, deploy to our staging environment in seconds. Along with that, you gain the benefits of a global CDN, staging environment, configurable env variables, session management and more. Vertex is the fastest way to get from idea to working prototype. All Vertex apps come built-in with a rich feature set. Need to register users, send emails, and process payments? Get started right away on Vertex.

What is the Vector Marketplace?

Vectors enable anyone to create, test, and deploy serverless functions in Javascript or Python in minutes with zero backend configuration. The Marketplace is a library of those Vectors where you can sell your Vectors to other developers or share them for free, whether they’re hosting on Turbo 360 or not, and even earn residual income.

You don’t need to worry about managing payments or promotion - we’ll handle that. You can just focus on building great Vectors and helping thousands of developers add more functionality to their applications than they ever could on their own.

How much can I earn selling Vectors on the Marketplace?

As much as people are willing to pay for your Vectors. You set the price, so if you build a one-of-a-kind Vector that is worth its weight in gold, you can earn significant income. Many Vectors will be simpler and more common, and will thus likely be more affordable for developers. We let the market decide.

Do I need to host my application on Vertex to use Vectors?

Nope. You can use Vectors regardless of where your application is hosted. For example, if you just need a quick SMS functionality, grab our Twilio Vector and plug it into your application. When the Vector is called, it will be executed through Turbo 360, but will require no further configuration on your part.

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