I need the project finished and can't wait for the community to help before the build can I still use the platform?Yes the platform allows you to request the project to be built before anyone else becomes a participant. We require the full financial cost to start work is meet. We will leave the project to run for up to 9 months to give any other community participants chance to join in with the project. Any contributions towards the project from other participants will be forwarded on to you at the end of the campaign period.
I have seen that you already have a application advertised but, it doesn't meet my full needs, can I have something added to the build or should I create another one?It will depend on the build requirements and can be handled in one of three ways:
- Small alterations, can be handled after the completion of the build, A quick add-on really isn't going to be hard to achieve in many cases. Before commiting to a build you should discuss the details with the developer as what might seem small is in reality more complicated.
- Large amendments and changes will require a new project altogether, however some of the work in the orginal project can still be used to help speed the process up depending on requirements.
- The final way is to let the project complete with your participation. If the amendments are something that others would like to have a new build and start and the process can start again.
I am a developer and get asked about making applications all the time, but sometimes clients find it difficult to fund a build individually. Can I use the platform to promote my clients requirements and still head the project?We are more than happy for you to use the platform to make applications for your clients, however we need to confirm a few things to get you the funding you need. Please contact us to discuss your build and your client requirements and remember we are always looking for new talent to join our outsourcing developer group.
I am a website designer, can I use a completed project on more than one website for example?We will try to follow the same rules as the platform the application is created for, for example all wordpress application projects will be open for use on your sites or your clients sites for as long as required. However the selling or distribution of the application is prohibited by the participiants.
How can I show my commitment to a build that is already advertised?A contribution is required to show that you are interested in the build. The contribution is normally a set amount shown as a minimum contribution on the application details page. If no minimum is shown then the amount is open to your discretion.
Why is there no minium contributionTo keep the platform flexible to our users, we have left the contribution amount open to provide the greater level of flexibility. Some creators like to participants will want to increase contribution sizes to help get the project into
I have made a contribution, the time has lapsed on the project will I get a refund?A full refund is made to all participating contributors of the project within 45 days of the project lapsing. We allow this time for the group to find ways to fund the project either by further funding from the contributors or for a new contributor to complete the remaining funding. End users are not required to make any further contributions, this is purely optional depending on how great the need is for the application to be built. We would expect that new contributors will come available for most projects to complete with this time. If you still require the project you can relist the project for another chance of a project build.
I have a project that I really need completed quickly, what can I do to get the build quicker?The more that a project collaboration is talked about the more chance of the project being successful and the faster it will be completed. We would recommend that you talk about your idea on facebook, twitter and any other social media site that will help to bring the right attention to the project. The more people that look at the available projects the more they will participate.
A further option is for the participates to work together to meet the project financial goal, any individual can increase the funding amount for the project.
I have just missed a collaboration, can I get involved?In some cases a project can be purchased 3 months after the complete development date*. We use the sale proceeds to help fund continued development of a project and platform. We hope to welcome new participants wherever possible, however licensing for these purchases will be for shorter periods and will be on a case by case bases depending on the project so, it always best to be one of the main funding participants in a project.
Special note - In some cases the project will only be open to the first participants of the collaboration project.
* The completion date is different to the project fund date