New in version 2.0
- New browse for projects function. No more using the desktop website to add your projects!
- Background updates - projects now update when the app isn't open, with a wake-up option.
- Widgets - Track projects right on the home screen
- Many small fixes
How to use Kickstarter Mobile
When you first load the app you will see a white (black if on android 2.3) screen. This is the home screen where the list of projects you setup to be tracked will be listed. It is empty on a fresh install.
All the programs functionality buttons are on the action bar and in the menu. Remember to press the MENU button if your device has a hardware menu button to see all the buttons.
There are 3 ways to add projects to this list:
1 - Sync to you profile: This adds all the projects you are backing to your list in one button click.
2 - Browse for projects: This lets your browse the entire kickstarter project database by category.
3 - Search: If you know the name of the project you want to add, use the search function to search for the project name. Select the project you then want to add and choose "Add Project"
How to use the statistics graphing
When you first add a new project to your list the statistical data will not be accurate yet. The graphs will also look fairly empty. This is because there are only data points for one day.
The graphs and estimation fields will populate with more accurate data each day data is collected (refreshing the list).
Q: This app doesn't load!
A: A fresh install of this app doesn't pre-load projects to your list for you; you will have an empty screen.
Press the menu button to start adding projects to your list.
Q: My profile won't sync
A: Make sure you are only inputting the vanity or ID part of your profile URL(address). If your profile URL is http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/rhaith then just type in rhaith. Typing in the whole URL will not work.
This application is not an alternate mobile interface for the Kickstarter website.
It is a means of quickly and conveniently tracking project progress.
** This is an unofficial application. I have NO affiliation with Kickstarter.com, the brand, or any services they offer. I provide this application with hopes it will be useful to fellow users of Kickstarter.com **
Keep track of your favorite Kickstarter projects with this home screen widget. The widget shows a project's backer count, pledged amount and remaining time. Perfect if you want to quickly check the status of a project without going to the Kickstarter website. Add as many widgets to your home screen as you like, each containing as many projects as you like. Customize the widget's background color(s), transparency and text color exactly the way you like.
- Clicking the project title on the widget takes you to the Kickstarter page or the Kicktraq page (configurable) for this project.
- Clicking any of the project statistics take you to the project configuration screen to change the widget projects and preferences.
- Clicking the icon in the widget's upper right updates the project's statistics.
If you have any problems, questions or suggestions feel free to contact me by email (see below). Please do NOT report issues with a Play Store review as it is not really practical to start a conversation there which makes it very hard to fix problems.
This application is not developed by Kickstarter, nor do I have any relation with Kickstarter. I just made this because I wanted a quick way to check the status of the projects I backed.
For the custom theme configuration this color picker was used: http://code.google.com/p/android-color-picker/
The server backend uses kickstapi (https://github.com/kvannotten/kickstapi) to retrieve Kickstarter data.
On the Kickstarter site it is sometimes hard to find projects that have your interest. With K1ckstart3r for Kickstarter you can select your favorite category and browse through the available projects. Clicking in the list with projects for the selected category (example in screen shot #2) will open the detail screen for that project (screen shot #3).
The project-detail screen shows status of a project, start and end dates, pledge amount, amount funded and number of backers. The project-detail screen allows you to go to the project page on Kickstarter.com or share that specific project on your Facebook timeline. A small version of the project video can be played on this screen too.
Want to follow a specific project, then simply click the follow button. From now on you can find details for that project in the follow-list (see screen shot #4). Clicking the link button will forward you to that specific project page on the Kickstarter site.
Through the search screen you can search for a specific project.
Did you ever want to have a fully qualified Linux Desktop environment on your Android Device?
Here you are!
Ubuntu kickstart will run a whole LXDE under Ubuntu on top of your android.
This App does not replace your Android installation! Ubuntu will be ran in CHRoot environment using your android kernel.
Just a note on Ubuntu Version:
We might update the ROM to a newer Ubuntu Version depending on release state of ARM-Compatible Packages. I will look into this. Currently we are using >Ubuntu 9< and will stick with that.
Development will only be made if there occure bugs or problems as Ubuntu now is available as own Smartphone OS.
You can stilll contact us for wishes if you have some but reply time might be long as I am very busy!
-Android-VNC-Viewer (App will guide you to installation automatically)
-5 GB (3GB for small image) of free space, >> 6 GB (4 GB for small image) while installling << on your /sdcard (On Devices with internal storage, that might be mounted to /sdcard)
I N F O R M A T I O N
Support for Android devices running Gingerbread(2.3) is experimental.
If the App does not work as expected and your Return Time is over feel free to contact me with your Bug-Report!
-Which device do you use
-Which ROM is installed (including link ans Android version)
-What did not work
-If you can attach a Logcat
We will find a solution.
NOTE: This App is available in English and German language. However Ubuntu itsel is only preserved in ENGLISH!
So what is the use of this App?
You can do many things with your droid. But did you ever try to create or show a presentation? Android Office Apps like QuickOffice or PolarisOffice do not really support animations and can be annoying...
This is the reason why you can now use OpenOffice.org for your office work on your Android device!
Did you ever encounter the problem that any page did not render correctly on your android device? Mainly Web 2.0 Pages?
Not aproblem anymore! Just use a real desktop FireFox from now on.
You are a developer and want to edit your work on te go? You can use Eclipse fully functional on your Device noow - just using Ubuntu Kickstart.
And that is just a small span of usabilities.
Try it out on your own - NOW!
Thanks to OpenSourceGangster on Facebook for providing his Ubuntu-Image to us. I use this as a base for our version.
The Image is available for free. You do only pay for the work in the App itself.
Note: If you purchase the App you do NOT HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THIS manually.
@Scott: I personally hate people just rating 1 Star without contacting support. How should we fix your problem without a problem report?
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