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Kickstarter is a place where independent creators and passionate backers come together to bring new ideas to life. Explore creative projects in art, design, film, games, music, and more, and pledge to your favorites right from the app. Creators can even keep up with their own projects on the go.
With the Kickstarter app, you can:
• Back projects to help make new ideas a reality.
• Stay in the know with updates from projects you’ve backed.
• Follow friends to see when they’ve launched or backed projects.
• Save your favorites and get reminders before projects end.
• Share projects with friends via email, messaging, and more.
Project creators can stay up to date from anywhere:
• Easily track your funding progress.
• Keep up with comments and pledges.
• Post updates and respond to backer messages.
What's New in Version 3.0.1
Get ready for a new look and feel, a more seamless project discovery experience, and some dramatic improvements to make exploring, backing, and managing projects from anywhere even easier.
Flat design is hard to navigate
Kickstarter has a pretty awesome interface, but the latest update is difficult to navigate. I have been using Kickstarter for quite awhile so I know what features have traditionally been available. It is difficult to know what can and can't be clicked on for more information. I wish the "Read more about this Campaign" looked like Comments and Updates below. At least there is an arrow... The about the creator is like an easter egg as well. Wish it looked like a link. I like the scroll over the slide for navigating new projects. I wish there was a divider between projects in progress vs funded.
Better but not very good
The new version has solved a couple of issues, like accidentally shifting from one category to another and related "swiping" problems. The favorites separated has sped getting to regularly scanned categories. However it still lumps pledges in a big pile only sorted by date funded. There is very little help to discover personally interesting projects - no searchable key words, no sub categories , etc. For funded projects, there is no sort or query for pending delivery, delivered, survey completed or not, abandoned products and other VERY overdue projects, expected delivery date, etc. In short no data management at all. Looking for more practical help and less staff preferences in the future.
Bring back Estimated Delivery Dates
The new UI is easier to navigate on an iPad or other tablet like device. Not really liking the experience on my phone as much. Its much easier to scroll left to right, than it is to scroll top to bottom.
Please bring back the ability to see the estimated delivery dates on projects, even for the ones that we did not back. This helps us gauge the reliability of the creator for their future projects. I understand that we could probably glean this from negative comments, but having to scroll through those comments are tiresome and sometimes comments get deleted.