microPledge is a company that lets users team up to fund various projects, including playgrounds, software, or charity. Alternatively, users can user microPledge to gauge public interest in advance, if they have a product concept. MicroPledge offeres an API that allows developers to create applications that use the microPledge services and data. MicroPledge also has a sandbox that developers can use to test their applications.
microPledge enters the emerging market for small scale financial services. This service allows everyday people to contribute to a common goal that requires something more than higher ideals: money! It is geared specifically toward software development, which makes the microPledge API a niche offering.