Kickstarter Mobile

Kickstarter Mobile

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

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+ By Manic North

Give your refresh key a well deserved rest! Kickstarter Mobile provides a convenient method of quickly checking up on the progress of Kickstarter projects. It allows you to track multiple Kickstarter projects on a self updating list right on your mobile device. Add projects you're interested in from the Kickstarter web site, and stay up to date on it's progress.

New in version 2.0
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- New browse for projects function. No more using the desktop website to add your projects!
- Background updates - projects now update when the app isn't open, with a wake-up option.
- Widgets - Track projects right on the home screen
- Many small fixes

How to use Kickstarter Mobile
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When you first load the app you will see a white (black if on android 2.3) screen. This is the home screen where the list of projects you setup to be tracked will be listed. It is empty on a fresh install.

All the programs functionality buttons are on the action bar and in the menu. Remember to press the MENU button if your device has a hardware menu button to see all the buttons.

There are 3 ways to add projects to this list:

1 - Sync to you profile: This adds all the projects you are backing to your list in one button click.

2 - Browse for projects: This lets your browse the entire kickstarter project database by category.

3 - Search: If you know the name of the project you want to add, use the search function to search for the project name. Select the project you then want to add and choose "Add Project"
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How to use the statistics graphing
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When you first add a new project to your list the statistical data will not be accurate yet. The graphs will also look fairly empty. This is because there are only data points for one day.

The graphs and estimation fields will populate with more accurate data each day data is collected (refreshing the list).
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FAQ
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Q: This app doesn't load!
A: A fresh install of this app doesn't pre-load projects to your list for you; you will have an empty screen.
Press the menu button to start adding projects to your list.

Q: My profile won't sync
A: Make sure you are only inputting the vanity or ID part of your profile URL(address). If your profile URL is http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/rhaith then just type in rhaith. Typing in the whole URL will not work.

This application is not an alternate mobile interface for the Kickstarter website.
It is a means of quickly and conveniently tracking project progress.

** This is an unofficial application. I have NO affiliation with Kickstarter.com, the brand, or any services they offer. I provide this application with hopes it will be useful to fellow users of Kickstarter.com **

Tags: kickstarter tracking tools.

Recently changed in this version

2.1.4
- Search, browse, profile sync, and project update functionality resorted

2.1.3
- Fixed dates not displaying correctly

2.1.2
- Searching and browsing for projects works again - Kickstarter updated their website recently that broke this functionality.
- Small fixes related to search feature

2.1.1
- Additional fixes to prevent crashing issue that occurs on small subset of devices
- Fixed images not loading on main list


Comments and ratings for Kickstarter Mobile
  • (51 stars)

    by Jason Aronow on 11/05/2014

    Best kickstarter app

  • (51 stars)

    by Stephen Farquhar on 11/05/2014

    Re-executes search if screen is reorientated. Very slow retrieving data. The v2.1.4 update doesn't address either of these issues. Using this app is about ten times slower than using the Kickstarter website.

  • (51 stars)

    by Isaac Mao on 11/05/2014

    Functionality, UI and everything inside are so simple.

  • (51 stars)

    by Invex . on 28/09/2013

    Nicely done.

  • (51 stars)

    by A Google User on 15/09/2013

    Awesome app! I love how it pulls data and makes predictions on if a project may or may not make it; however, the selling point was the ability to sort by end date. This not only assists in when I may decide to boost but, it also gives me more financial fr

  • (51 stars)

    by Nabeh Dibsi on 01/07/2013

    Good app but it should have the ability to show the most recent projects started if so 5 stars

  • (51 stars)

    by Eli Sheep on 28/05/2013

    This app is great for watching your backed Kickstarters to see if they are going to hit goal or stretch goals. Only issue I have with it is the random FCs, but I can live with that, as they don't actually crash the app.