Customer Spotlight: Kickstarter Goes Mobile
Published on 23 May 2013
Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, now has a mobile app for iOS to make browsing, funding and keeping track of projects even easier. Featuring a mobile-friendly browsing experience similar to its website, Kickstarter’s app lets users follow and fund projects in various categories, from gadgets and music to mobile apps. If you can think of an idea there is probably a Kickstarter for it, and with the app you can have a front row seat to the creative and entrepreneurial process.
The app features a Discover tab to help its users find projects based on category, popularity and staff picks. Projects are then organized into a feed showing an image accompanied by the pledge goal, number of backers and time left in the campaign.
Kickstarter has made it even easier for backers and creators to keep track of and manage projects. The Activity tab shares updates from projects you’re backing, including push notifications when project creators post updates, as well as social updates when you have a new follower or a friend backs a project. Project creators can also receive notifications whenever they receive a pledge in order to stay up-to-date on the status of their funding.
Last year Kickstarter saw 2,241,475 people pledge a total of $319,786,629, successfully funding 18,109 projects. That’s $606.76 per minute to projects. Thanks to this funding platform, even the most peculiar projects, like a banana piano and the world’s first pizza museum, were able to receive backing. More recently, cult TV shows and films, such as Veronica Mars and Garden State, have used Kickstarter to fund their sequels.
Whether you want instantaneous updates on your Kickstarter project or just want an easy way to peruse projects, make sure to download the free app for iOS.