Kickstarter, which has easily been the market leader in the crowd-funding space, is finally releasing an Android app for its platform. The announcement comes three years after the company released an app version for iOS, and through this, the company once again extends its reaches and brings convenience to backers that take notice of projects currently in tow.
The first release of the Kickstarter app on Android will focus more on offering great discovery experience for interested backers. It will allow them to easily dive into a plethora of creative projects live from the crowd-funding platform's universe. Furthermore, users can donate to projects that they see interesting, and they can also get updates on projects they are currently backing. Moreover, they can even see which projects their friends are backing.
The company says that it has built in a personal approach for users to discover new projects, as well as connecting to older ones such as the activity feed to bring a fresh experience. It comes with spotlighting projects the users' friends have recently backed. They can even check the latest updates from project creators they have supported before. Also, the activity feed brings a play-by-play of all the updates and news that can pass as interesting to the users. Lastly, users who wish to have the latest info from projects they are following, they can also be notified directly whenever the creator posts an update.
The app follows Google's Material Design guidelines, making it feel right at home with the Android ecosystem. Kickstarter says that the new app that had just went live is only version 1.0, and updates such as tools that allow creators to manage their projects will be on their way later on.
The Kickstarter app is now live and can now be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.