Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform was launched way back in 2009. In the year 2013, Kickstarter has decided to try its hand on an iPhone app. This new mobile app is built-in with tools to benefit both the inventors and funders. The Kickstarter iPhone app is charming, engaging, quick and slick. Projects are listed based on popularity, category, search and staff picks. There is no doubt that the app is going to open doors to many people who live with dream and passion. If you are a person who funds projects, bright images and videos will definitely impress you. If you are a person who likes to share projects on the Kickstarter app, the various tools will allow you to closely monitor your project and share its progress.
Kickstarter App for iPhone Review
Kickstarter app benefits the public to
- Locate new projects
- Track the existing ones
- Commit pledges
- View project videos
- Get updates from colleagues and friends
It benefits project owners to
- Maintain contacts
- Monitor the funds status
- Post updates
Starting a Kickstarter account requires more than a regular email, password and Facebook authentication. But, the free app does not consume more time to get started. Within fractions of a second you can download, install and log into the free app.
Funding and Finding Projects
You are immediately led into the home page allowing you to discover the desired projects. Projects appear like a small card with a huge image demonstrating the project with a play button. Click on the button, which will open the video in a new image. Each project comes with a progress bar in the color green enabling creators to track their progress. Additional details are listed below each card including total amount pledged until date, total pledges, backers and the remaining days left to raise money.
A simple click on the small card opens a new screen with a video, which summarizes the project. If you prefer reading about the project you can do so and also get to know about the place or region the project is at work. On the same page you can find the comments, updates and a link that leads to additional details.
How to browse projects on Kickstarter
Projects can be explored on Kickstarter using three different methods
Art, dance, comics, fashion, design, food and many other themes are available. This app comes built-in with 13 different tools, which offer interesting contents.
When you browse, you can mark a star next to your favorite project, which will then appear listed when clicked on the ‘Favorites button.’
This setting has to be turned on to get a list of projects in a particular location. For example: new house, public park, summer festival and so on.
Goodies for Kickstarter creators
Are you new to Kickstarter? You might find it a little difficult to create a new project using the tools in Kickstarter. However, the existing creators will definitely find useful tools for managing new and existing projects. The Kickstarter mobile app is best to post updates regarding your project. Updates can be shared via videos, pictures and notes even from the mobile phones. These features make the app one of the best social interactive sites and bring intimacy between backers and inventors.
Overall, this app for iPhone serves as the best alternative to leave PC’s and to rely on smartphones. Its unique capabilities are largely appreciated and the app is largely considered by funders and inventors. As of now, the app is available only for iPod touch and iPhone. This app is considered a blessing in disguise.
Author Bio: Jem is fond of following the latest trends in technology especially on gadgets, Smartphones, social media, networking, internet and computers. She is currently working for buyVerizon.com – a site that offers savings and current information on Verizon FiOS.