There was a time, a few months ago, when I would check Kickstarter and Indiegogo every couple of days for new projects. I was fascinated by the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and creators and I wanted to keep an eye on all the new ideas that were just ripe for production. I haven't lost that interest, but after investing in dozens of crowd-funded projects — most of which resulted in really great products that I use and love, thankfully — I'm a bit less obsessed and more selective in my choices. The problem that I used to face, right until today, was the lack of native applications for both sites. Well, I have one less website to worry about since Indiegogo just launched its official Android app.
The Indiegogo app displays a home feed of recommended projects geared toward your favorite topics and lets you explore the various projects by categories but also according to how successful, new, or close to their end date they are. There's a search function if you need to look up a specific project too.
As for the project pages, you'll find everything you see on the regular Indiegogo website: the pitch video, funding level, story detail, perks, updates, contributions from other users, comments, and a list of team members. You can favorite a project to make it easier to find later, and share it through other apps. Contributing is also handled within the app (which is the main differentiator with all third-party Indiegogo clients, they just threw you back to the mobile site to do it).
Access to your profile is also included with a list of your various contributions. Indiegogo is free in the Play Store and you can install it from the link below. Now all we have to do is wait for Kickstarter to grace us with its own Android app.