Bill My Pocket

Highlights

Data-driven static website​ that evaluates whether a regional price for a software subscription is fair in a given country based on Purchasing Power Parity.

Please note that this project is no longer being actively developed. Plans for a more robust, featured re-write are in place.

Role

Primary Author

Duration

May 2020 – March 2021

Tools Used/Explored

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

About this project

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.