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Kickstarter Android app goes live, three years after iOS

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The market leader in crowdfunding has finally landed on Google’s mobile OS…

Kickstarter has released an app for Android, which is now live on the Google Play store.

It’s been a long-time coming, of course – the Kickstarter iOS app launched three years ago.

The app works in much the same way as the desktop version of Kickstarter.

Users can peruse Kickstarter’s ever-growing roster of projects, and back any that they’re fond of.

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There’s also an activity feed that lets you see what your friends of backing – and tells your friends what you’ve splashed cash on.

The only real difference between the app and desktop versions is that project creators can’t launch or manage campaigns on mobile.

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However, Kickstarter will add this functionality “soon”, according to a report by The Verge.

The app is available to download now, requires Android 4.1 or later, and weighs in at 6.3MB.

Jedibeeftrix

January 22, 2016, 8:41 am

android people don't tend to spend money on their platform's store, would that make it less interesting to a portal designed to part people with their money on spur of the moment zany ideas (just like an app store)?

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