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Kickstarter is a vibrant community of people working together to bring creative projects to life. People from all over the world have pledged $1 billion to projects on Kickstarter, funding everything from art, to new games, innovative technologies, Oscar-winning documentaries, and much, much more. Use the app to...
* Discover new projects
* Watch project videos
* Get updates from projects and your friends
And if you’re a project creator…
* Use the app to stay connected with your backers
* Track your project’s funding progress
* Post updates from wherever you are
What's New in Version 2.6
Now you can follow your Facebook friends directly from the app to get notified whenever they launch or back a new project. Not a fan of your friends' favorites? You can unfollow them from the app too.
We also pushed a few minor improvements and bug fixes.
There continues to be serious problems with this app
The bottom line is that I don't think I'll spend as long looking for projects on Kickstarter because of the way that the app, and web app, are designed.
1) The UI is counterintuitive. Currently you swipe up and down to change the category of projects and swipe left to right to view individual projects. My suggestion, switch this.
Swipe left to right to change category and up and down to view projects. Doing this will be more natural and uses the space more effectively.
2) The rewards need to be at the forefront when you click into a project. At the moment it requires an extra tap to view them which wastes time. The transition to the reward page is also awkward. It feels as if you are accessing an in-app browser. It lacks fluidity and is slow. The solution is just to have the rewards under the video like in the previous version.
3) You need to re-add the nearby search function. I've used this a number of times to find projects which I've eventually backed.
I like change and updates to apps to make them more modern. In this case it seems like a misstep. I think the changes above will make the app better and more user-friendly.
Unstable, good when working
Often refuses to open, or it will close mid way through use. A bit of a pain but still better than the website on my iPhone, just don't expect to back any last minuet projects your friends tell you about!
When it does work it is a great and easy to use application. Still no way to manage or remove friends though.
Useful to keep track
I have found this app really useful to keep track of my Shake n' Store kickstarter campaign. Used it for messaging, updates and checking activity.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: 03 August 2015
- Version: 2.6
- Size: 17.9 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Kickstarter, Inc.
- © 2015 Kickstarter
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.