Big corporations with deep pockets pay (hundreds of) thousands to get tailor-made software developed. My budget would stretch to more like $20 on a good day. Which is why microPledge may be just the thing for others with shallow pockets:
What is microPledge? The big buzz-phase is “collaborative funding”. But basically it’s a website that will get people together to get software made. Imagine — what if 1000 people around the world need a product, and each person pledges $5 for it? You get a happy developer who pockets the $5000. And quality software.
[Source: microPledge blog.]
And, hey, it’s a Kiwi thing. How cool is that?