Work

Bill My Pocket

Role

Author and Maintainer

Duration

Ongoing

Website

Here

Stargazers on GitHub ⭐

salmanulfarzy

Tools Used/Explored

  • Promises in JavaScript
  • Build-time data gen­er­a­tion via Eleventy data files, and gulp & node-fetch (JAMStack)

List of sub­scrip­tions that are glob­ally bud­get friendly, thanks to re­gional pric­ing. Bill my pocket, please! 😉

I made this di­rec­tory to im­prove dis­cov­ery of ser­vices that of­fer a price keep­ing in view the prin­ci­ple of Purchasing Power Parity.

This web­site along with its data is open-source. I wel­come con­tri­bu­tions - please open a pull re­quest on the repos­i­tory and I will take a look as soon as I can.

Guidelines

  • The base coun­try would be one where the com­pany of the ser­vice is head­quar­tered.
  • Please use the cur­rency sym­bol di­rectly for now. You can help me fig­ure out a way to trans­late three-let­ter cur­rency codes to their re­spec­tive sym­bols by cre­at­ing a pull re­quest.
  • Do not use the pro­mo­tional price in any coun­try. Please stick to the full price. Promotions are time-based and will only make this data un­re­li­able.
  • Similarly, we do not com­pare against stu­dent or fam­ily pric­ing.
  • Do not mis­use re­gional pric­ing. For those of us it ben­e­fits im­mensely, we are very thank­ful and would like for com­pa­nies to keep their re­gional pric­ing avail­able. We would also like more com­pa­nies to step away from a pric­ing that only tar­get the richer coun­tries of the world and make their ser­vices ac­ces­si­ble to the rest of us in a pocket-friendly man­ner.

Disclaimer

I am not re­spon­si­ble for any mis­use. I en­cour­age every­one to pay in their lo­cal cur­rency.

Businesses have a fine line to keep be­tween prof­its and re­gional ac­ces­si­bil­ity. Persistent mis­use could lead busi­nesses to with­draw lo­cal pric­ing purely for rea­sons of sus­tain­abil­ity.I do not want that, and I hope you don't ei­ther.

Let's be re­spon­si­ble, and let's re­ward these busi­nesses/​com­pa­nies/​brands by us­ing them over com­peti­tors who do not have a lo­cal pric­ing, when­ever pos­si­ble. Let's show them it works! 🙂