Crowdfunding does not appear to be going away anytime soon, even though it seems many projects end up being nightmares for consumers. From what I have seen, there are either ridiculously long delays, or even worse, the product is nowhere near as advertised. It seems as though Pebble is the most successful project to come from this environment in our industry, but there are surely others I am just unaware of at this time.
Putting my feelings aside, Indiegogo has launched its very own Android application this morning, allowing users to take advantage of its services while on the go. For example, if you just can’t get enough crowdfunding in your life, you can browse countless categories of campaigns, and then end up tracking the ones you care about. Users are also encouraged to look into campaign perks, as well as share campaigns with friends.
The app is 100% free to use, so please, go check it out if you are interested. And don’t let my attitude towards crowdfunding turn you off. I have just seen too many friends burned by the false hope of crowdfunding.
- Discover new campaigns through personalized recommendations
- Follow your favorite campaigns
- Explore campaign perks
- Share specific campaigns with friends