Frequently Asked Questions
How can I buy the codebase?
How is the codebase distributed?
You will be added to the private Makerkit GitHub organization, which gives you access to all the kits and libraries we made.
If you purchase it via Github, you will be automatically invited to the team with access to the repository.
Instead, if you purchased outside of Github (ex. on Gumroad) you will initially download the repository as a static folder, and then you can send us your Github username so we can add you to the private repository. Being added to the Github Team is important because it allows you to pull updates from the upstream repository.
Can I see the code before buying?
Absolutely. We can hop on a call and talk if any of the MakerKit kits are right for you and your use-case.
I will not be salesy: if I would not use a kit in your place, I will tell you during the call.
How many projects can I use it for?
As many as you want. Yep.
MakerKit is not for me. Can I get a refund?
No one should pay for something that isn't right for them.
Please let me know within 14 days from the purchase, and you'll be refunded 100% what you paid.
I am stuck. Can you help?
Can I open-source a project built using MakerKit?
I hope you understand that our kits will not have any value if they were published (well, except for the constant updates).
For how long can I get updates?
If you chose a monthly subscription, then for as long as you contribute.
If you chose a one-time fee, you will get updates for as long as we're in business (and if we're not, it will be open-source).
I want my teammates to get access to the repository. Can you do it?
Of course. Just send me their email addresses they use for their GitHub profile so that we can add them to the team.
How can I update my project with the latest changes?
Please check out the documentation to update your project. It will explain how to safely merge changes from the upstream repository.
How many kits are there?
What is MakerKit ideal for?
MakerKit is ideal for SaaS (Software as a Service), online publications, blogs, documentation websites, and more.
What is MakerKit not very ideal for?
While coding with Next.js and Firebase is a lot of fun, it's important that you're proficient with React (and Typescript) or keen on learning it if you are purchasing a license.
If you are not confident in your React skills (especially newer concepts like Hooks), you should consider something simpler.
Also, MakerKit is not the right choice if Firebase is not the right choice for your project in the first place.
Feel free to contact me to check if it's right for your project.