Kickstarter app for Android review

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Kickstarter – the crowdfunding site for budding entrepreneurs looking to get a venture off the ground – has long had an app for Apple devices, but now, at last, the equivalent for Android is here. How does it measure up?

Some three years after crowdfunding platform Kickstarter launched its app for iOS, the version for patient Android users is here.

If you’re trying to get a new venture financed, this can only be a good thing – details of your project can reach a yet wider audience and you now have a user-friendly, on-the-go way to check on how much investment you’ve attracted so far.

Beware, though, that this first incarnation (Director tested version 1.0) does not allow you to manage your projects via the app – for now you’ll have to head back to the desktop version to do that.

Apart from that, what’s not to like? Those hunting for the next big thing to invest in can take advantage of Kickstarter’s activity feed for ideas and also find out what friends have been putting their hard-earned cash into.

It’s also a handy tool for researching particular business markets – and, best of all, it’s free.

Available from the Google Play store.

Click here for more information on the new Kickstarter app

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Chris Maxwell

Chris Maxwell

Director’s editor spent nine years interviewing TV and film stars for Sky before joining the IoD in 2011 and turning the microphone on Britain’s business leaders. Since then he’s grilled everyone from Boris to Branson and, away from work, maintains an unhealthy obsession with lower league football.

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