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.
Your feedback continually helps us improve the app, and this release features another round of bug fixes and technical upgrades. Leave us a review if you’d like—we’d love to know what you think.
Ratings and Reviews
Very handy app
I’ve learned from experience from backing numerous projects that it can be a BUYER BEWARE gamble to put your money up while trusting in creators/artists and scammers! I rate the KICKSTARTER APP as 5 stars because it works perfectly and lets me keep track of all the projects I back without having to get on a computer-CONVENIENT
I can track projects that I’ve received rewards from and keep updated on what’s going on with each project and leave comments. I can search for new projects and it has never given me issues (the app, on iPhone 7 and iPad 11 Pro) solid app. But as for Kickstarter, RESEARCH THE CREATORS BEFORE YOU BACK THEM. Make sure they’ve completed and fulfilled previous projects and that they’re getting great reviews! It’s very hard to get your money back from creators that don’t complete or follow up. Sometimes you don’t get your money back and NEVER get the rewards!
I 💯 recommend this APP but Kickstarter can be a money pit
Could use improvement
Kickstarter is awesome. I’ve backed over 160 projects and had a 90% positive return. It’s crowdfunding so 100% is really unlikely. The app could use some work. Being able to sort campaigns by whether they have fulfilled or not ill be hugely useful. Some sort of better organization/optimization of comments would be very nice. Improving the search mechanism would be great, maybe adding filters or something to allow refinement without scrolling through tons of projects that aren’t what you’re looking for. A way of tagging comments so you could potentially exclude all the ones on a given topic and see the rest would be good. More insight into creator activity (last presence, most recent comment, etc) would be great as well. It would be nice if comments from “super” backers could be identified. Many projects have delays and backers who haven’t backed many projects tend to freak out while those with more experience have a better eye towards behavior that indicates fraud rather than that which indicates inexperience.
Last “update” terrible!!!
With the last update to the mobile app (which had already seen a lot of terrible decisions - like not having your pledge at the top of the list), now you cannot even see the other pledges if you want to change your level. This is important in campaigns that may add on new tiers to accommodate backer choices, and also important for backers who start at one tier and want/need to change (particularly the infamous $1 tier). Additionally, having the list reload whenever you favorite/unfavorite a campaign is a serious pain - if you have more than 20 campaigns in your history (as a super backer, this has always been a thorn in my side since I primarily manage my campaigns via my mobile device).
Finally, do better for your backers! This platform does not exist without them and the increasing number of campaigns that ARE scams (I.e. projects that fund, sometimes massively, and the creators fail on all points). As backers we do sleuth things out when something isn’t adding up but the frank zero protection and accountability from KS itself is appalling. Figure it out or you will have people stop crowd funding. Which would see a lot of great things never come to fruition.
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- 69.6 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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