Crowd-funding site launches free mobile software for iPhone and iPod Touch allowing users to find and follow projects; creators can see pledges in real time.
Crowd-funding site Kickstarter today launched a free iPhone and iPod Touch application, allowing general users to find and follow projects and creators to track pledges on the go.
Users looking for a project to support can browse by category and also tailor results based on their location. In addition, the Kickstarter app allows users to watch videos and contribute to projects through the app.
The Kickstarter app also boasts an "Activity" tab, which collects project updates from initiatives users are backing. New updates will stream in once they are posted by creators. The app also includes social features, allowing users to find Facebook friends and receive notifications when they fund or launch a project.
Lastly, the Kickstarter app features support for creators, notifying them of new pledges in real time. In addition, creators can track their project's progress and share pictures and videos from the iPhone or iPod Touch.
The Kickstarter app was not announced for Android devices, though a representative from the company said, "We're really just focused on this app for iPhone now."
Did the app require a Kickstarter project for it to be created?
Cloud gaming, in some instance, is most certainly the future. Whether its recognizable as an evolution of what exists today or something more radical, less obviously connected to current cloud gaming options - it will be the way games function eventually.
The benefits far out weigh the cons - especially when weighted against Iwata's complete lack of opinion on the subject and just purely stating that it won't be the future with little to no reasoning behind it.
I'm not a Nintendo hater, by any means. But I'm constantly shocked by how hell bent on damaging themselves they are by just flying by the seats of their pants and ignoring what people are doing elsewhere.
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