It’s common for apps to arrive on one platform first and then land on the other after some time, but three years is just way too much time, that’s how long Kickstarter has taken to bring its official app to Android. The official Kickstarter app for Android has finally been released today three years after the app first arrived on iOS.
Available now from the Google Play Store, the Kickstarter for Android app lets users browse and pledge money to projects just like they would using the iOS app or the website.
There are several new features in the app that highlight projects, it also includes an activity feed that provides updates on projects that are backed by the users and their friends, however the app doesn’t allow project creators to manage their projects using the app. Kickstarter says that this functionality will be added soon.
Kickstarter has launched this app to cash in on its international expansion, it has had a good year expanding into Europe, and since Android usually has a larger market share across the pond the need for an official app for that platform only increases.
The official Kickstarter for Android app is now available as a free download from the Google Play Store.