Should I go with the free tier or the individual plan for IONIC platform?

I have a working app in production, though its does not have a lot of users right now, it is built for scale (thanks to IONIC and MEAN) . I would love to use the IONIC platform’s hot deploy feature but noticed that the free tier is only for development? So does it mean I have to upgrade to the $39 Individual plan to use the hot deploy with my app?

@mhartington some help here :slight_smile:

Development is what you make of it. It’s limited to a smaller pool of users thats all.

You still get deploy, but it’s just limited to 250 updates.
That being said, $39 a month per app is not that expensive…