By Kickstarter, Inc.
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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 2.2
*Friends suggest the best projects!* With our social feature enabled, you'll be able to search for projects that your friends have backed, and they’ll appear on project cards as you’re exploring through other areas of our app.
*Enhanced Discovery* We’ve added paging as your swiping through projects to make exploring just a little bit easier.
This update is insultingly bad. Was it signed off on without so much as a test drive?
The new layout is horrible. I don't know why horizontal scrolling keeps being forced upon us by various developers. It might look neat, but it is unnatural compared to simple vertical scrolling. If anything, they should REVERSE the new navigation so that you can swipe side to side to visit different *vertical* lists.
The previous version was FINE. All that it really needed was a more robust sort and filter mechanism. Here, the new implementation is not even successful. For instance, you touch the categories and select "Design"; WHY would the sub-levels not drop down at this point? Now you have to go back in order to drill down to your exact preference. It's clumsy and feels like this app was redesigned by people who never used it. Rewards and Comments are also hidden in separate sections.
I've resorted to using the mobile site for now, but eventually I don't see myself staying interested in browsing if it's going to be such a cumbersome and unpleasant experience. Previously, it was easy and fun to look around. No longer.
KICKSTARTER APP AND SITE AWESOME
Hello folks! I'm not a tech genius like the late Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban and others but to date I've backed a dozen projects on Kickstarter and have found the site, the concept and the iPhone app excellent! CROWDFUNDING is the future of alternative financing for projects that either can't get financing from brick and mortar banks or don't want to give up equity or pay unrealistic rates or royalties to other alternative financing methods!
If you haven't tried it yet by all means give Kickstarter a try!
V2.x is a downgrade from V1.0
Please - no more v2 minor updates, this dead horse does not need to be flogged. While you address the many issues, why not make your user base happy and rollback to the well designed v1? I really want to get back to using the KS app. In v1 I could search for projects close to my current location, not so in v2. What a shame. The interface looks flashy but it's navigation is clunky when compared to the superior design of v1. I have suspended my KS activity for the time being, the app just makes searching and browsing too cumbersome.
Edit. v2.2 adds no features that provide any use to me. Horizontal scrolling is awful. Search paradigm needs work.
- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Feb 26, 2015
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 18.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Kickstarter, Inc.
- © Copyright 2015 Kickstarter, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.