Glossary

monthly active users

Mapbox tracks monthly active users (MAU), also known as mobile users, for native mobile applications built with the Mapbox Maps, Navigation, and Vision SDKs for iOS, Android, or Unity. This is the number of users who accessed Mapbox services within your applications during a given month.

There are a couple different mobile usage measurements that use monthly active users as a unit. The line items that appear on your invoice will vary based on the product and version you are using:

ProductVersionUsage units
Maps SDK for Android8.0.0 and higherMaps SDKs for mobile MAUs
Maps SDK for Androidless than 8.0.0Legacy SDKs for mobile MAUs
Maps SDK for iOS5.0.0 and higherMaps SDKs for mobile MAUs
Maps SDK for iOSless than 5.0.0Legacy SDKs for mobile MAUs
Maps SDK for Unity2.1.0 and higherMaps SDK for Unity MAUs
Maps SDK for Unityless than 2.1.0Legacy SDKs for mobile MAUs
Navigation SDK for Androidall available versionsLegacy SDKs for mobile MAUs + Directions API requests
Navigation SDK for iOSall available versionsLegacy SDKs for mobile MAUs + Directions API requests
Vision SDK for Android0.6.0 and higherVision SDKs for mobile MAUs
Vision SDK for Androidless than 0.6.0Legacy SDKs for mobile MAUs
Vision SDK for iOS0.6.0 and higherVision SDKs for mobile MAUs
Vision SDK for iOSless than 0.6.0Legacy SDKs for mobile MAUs
The cost of Legacy SDKs for mobile MAUs is changing in December 2019

The free tier and cost per Legacy SDKs for mobile MAU is changing for all Pay-as-you-go accounts in December 2019. Beginning with your first billing period that starts after December 1, 2019, free tier and cost per Legacy SDKs for mobile MAU will be equal to the standard rate for Maps SDK for mobile MAUs.

The number of MAUs included in the free tier will decrease from 50,000 to 25,000 MAUs per month. The cost per additional user will vary. For more details, see the pricing page.

Find information about pricing for Maps SDKs for mobile MAUs, Vision SDKs for mobile MAUs, and Maps SDK for Unity MAUs on the pricing page.

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