Taylor Otwell shared a demo of the next major version of Laravel Spark, showing the power of the next generation of Spark by going from "laravel new" to a subscription-based SaaS application in ten minutes:
Some of the exciting new features coming to the new version of Spark include:
- Isolated billing portal
- Paddle support
- Stripe support
- Bill users monthly, annually, or on a per-seat basis
- Recurring payments
- Customize the primary color and logo from Laravel configuration
As you'll see in the demo, Spark allows you to quickly set up subscription plans for your application and provides your customers with a billing portal. The billing portal lets users select from available plans, upgrade, pause subscriptions, and view billing history, including invoices.
Laravel Spark is a paid major version and successor of Laravel Spark Classic. The next version is designed to be an isolated billing portal that's separate from your application. Since it's self-contained, it doesn't affect any technology choices you want to build your application.
At the time of writing, it looks like Spark will cost $99 per site, or you can buy an unlimited license for $199.
Spark will be available for purchase starting on Tuesday, February 16th. Make sure you get on the waiting list for earliest access and launch specials! Sign up today on spark.laravel.com!