Manage and contribute to projects on the go

This long-awaited app for the iPhone takes Kickstarter’s crowd-funding tools to a mobile platform so that anyone can contribute to projects from their phone. If you’re in the mood to lend a few dollars but don’t have a project in mind, the app offers the option to sift through open projects by subjects such as art or games. If you’re on the creative side, this app lets you manage ongoing Kickstarter projects — but you can’t start new undertakings straight from the app. The app doesn’t take much advantage of the mobile platform other than the ability to look at nearby projects, but it’s a good initial effort from one of the most interesting places on the Web. Free, for iOS devices.

Hayley Tsukayama