Tip of the Week
Many a happy dance was performed when Kickstarter announced their advanced search function recently. But there are still gaps to be filled in how people discover projects, and for that there is FunderCloud, the mobile app that allows users to browse and compare crowdfunding projects between Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
A systems engineer beat out Kickstarter and Indiegogo in developing an app for both iPhone and iPad that allows you to filter projects across both sites, by popularity, and by time created and/or ended. It also lets you easily keep tabs on your favorite projects and receive alerts when projects are reaching the end of their funding cycles. (Kickstarter does have a mobile app for iPhones only.)
Developer Dave Knell says he wants FunderCloud to be a “single pane of glass” for crowdfunding — something that may annoy all those other platforms out there who are not represented — but his idea certainly moves things in the right direction.
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