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.
• 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.
We gave rewards selection a makeover so you can swipe to browse your options when backing a project. Try it out and leave a review—we’d love to hear your feedback.
Ratings and Reviews
Can Be Rewarding
First of all, let me say that life as a Kickstarter backer can be very rewarding. On most weekends here in my city, there are lots of artists performing, all genre of music, several theaters... and somewhere amidst it all is a Flamenco Dance Troupe. It’s just part of a rich culture fabric. And when that Troupe dances, they are pleased to have a nice, portable, professional-style dance floor. On the back of that floor are written a bunch of names, mine included. Those are the Kickstarter backers who pledged to buy that floor and keep great Flamenco dance alive I our city. I’m not a huge Flamenco fan; it’s nice, but not my favorite. However I am glad that we have it.
A group of college students studying engineering got to send an experiment into space on a satellite. That’s not cheap, even at “student rates.” The world is better off now. The experiment explores a new technique for cooling electrics in the vacuum of space. But the world is mostly better off because five young engineers learned to work together to solve real problems.
And so many more rewarding projects.
The app itself is stable and reasonably designed.
Here is one thing I hate: to send a creator a message, the app bails you out to a website which requires that you enter your password. Because the app itself keep you logged in, I don’t know my Kickstarter password off the top of my head.
App works fine. Kickstarter does not. You are literally gambling your money away. If the creator takes your money and doesn’t provide you with anything at all, Kickstarter will do absolutely NOTHING to help you. What they will do is happily take their cut of the money. I was duped and lost $165 and literally received nothing, no product not anything! Just simply handed over $165 to Kickstarter and some random person who kept my money. It was a scam, and Kickstarter threw their hands up. But of course kept their cut of the money and basically said screw you to all of the people supporting their business. I for one will never back another Kickstarter project and recommend that you don’t either unless you really feel compelled to gamble your money away. You may get nothing, you may get a half baked product, you may have to wait forever to get it and maybe if all things go well it will be worth you investment. For me, it never will be ever again.
One star and here’s why
First off, the app works fine. It’s functional, easy to navigate and responsive.
My problem is with Kickstarter itself.
I’ve supported several successful campaigns, the majority of which delivered the promised product on time.
However, if the creator of the campaign fails to deliver the product that the supporters backed financially, Kickstarter does NOTHING to intervene on the behalf of the backers. Basically, if the creator decides to keep your money and not provide the product they promised you, Kickstarter doesn’t care. They will not intervene on your behalf. No product, no refund, nothing. No punitive action against the dishonest creator. Nothing.
So if you’re fine with gambling on people being true to their word, Kickstarter should be fine for you. However, when a project is labeled “Kickstarter Gold”, endorsed by Kickstarter, I feel the company has a responsibility as they have now attached themselves to the project by their endorsement.
- Kickstarter, PBC
- 38.7 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 Kickstarter PBC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.