Kickstarter has picked Valentine's Day to debut their first-ever mobile app. The app, launching today on iOS, features tools for project browsers, backers, and creators alike.
Browsing projects feels simple and streamlined with the new app. You can look by category, popularity, and a host of other filters. Each project page lets you watch inline videos, as well as fund the project right there in the app.
The new app also lets you browse projects by location, so you can look at local projects near you.
Once you fund a project, you can use the Activity tab to see updates from its creators. If you connect the app to social networks, you'll receive notifications when your Facebook friends back certain projects of create projects of their own.
"The app is a whole new way to experience Kickstarter. We took things we've learned from the past three years of building the site, and applied them to a total redesign for the iPhone. We redesigned the project page, browse pages, and others. And we focused on making three things really useful and fun: finding new projects, keeping up to date with projects you've backed, and offering great tools for creators," says Kickstarter.
For project creators, the Kickstarter app provides some basic analytics as well as notifications for each and every pledge. Project creators can benefit from in-app photos and videos that they can upload as updates to their backers.
You can grab the new Kickstarter app for iPhone and iPod touch for free starting today.