I don’t think Kickstarter is a great service because my project is up there. There’s some amazing projects up there. Lots of them.
I’ve already backed PenMoto, which is magnetic ring to hold your Wacom pen. If you use a Wacom tablet and pen, you need this. Just watch the video if you don’t believe me. The project successfully ended, but I have feeling they won’t turn you down if you try to buy one.
This morning I also backed Typestache Playing Cards. Some of the nicest playing cards I’ve seen. The creators claim these cards are being made to help promote their Typestache iPhone app. It’s ironic because I think the cards are the real product. While I know I’ll use playing cards over and over, I’m not sure how many times I’ll put typographic mustaches on people with my iPhone.
Twine also looks super cool. They say, “Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing.” And they’re already over 800% funded. Insane.
I wrote about Kickstarter around this time last year and I’m just as excited about it now.
I think about Kickstarter like I think about iOS. They’re both strong, well-designed platforms that attract the best talent. There aren’t just a few great applications on iOS and there aren’t just a few great projects on Kickstarter. There’s great work in every category on each platform.
Welcome to the new economy.