Awesome Utilities, a start-up subsidiary of gen-i, is setting up an online market where software developers can sell utilities to people wanting to use the code in their IT systems.
“We have created an environment where people or companies who have written code can send it for assessment," says Awesome founder and gen-i professional services head David Spratt.
"We have an international panel of technical experts to assess it, and if it reaches the required standard, we will give it the Awesome Utilities seal of approval.”
The company has evaluated 14 products to date and only three have been accepted. Spratt says he would ultimately like to source most of the utilities from New Zealand.
Utilities range in price up to $US100 and proceeds are split between Awesome Utilities and the authors.