AppStori is Kickstarter Just for Apps
Kickstarter has been intensely successful for all sorts of projects and for the company, Kickstarter, as well. While we’ve recently reported where and how quickly that money goes, it has been a success for quite a few apps. It’s no surprise that another website has popped up trying to corner a bit of the market that Kickstarter created. AppStori is a Kickstarter-like website just for mobile app development projects.
AppStori is a community and funding platform for crowd funding resources for new apps. Current app projects already featured on the site range from games to health apps to politics. The AppStoris are set up quite similar to Kickstarter projects with tiers of rewards to pledgers, funding goals, developer blog, and comments.
Unlike Kickstarter, submitted apps go through a screening process with the AppStori Review Board. This system keeps scams and unwanted apps (porn, gambling, etc) from being posted on the site. The FAQ page explains all of the higher level requirements for creating an AppStori on the site.
Developers should understand that, like Kickstarter, AppStori takes a fee when a project has reached its funding goal. AppStori’s cut is slighty more than Kickstarter’s at 7% (Kickstarter takes 5%). Both sites use Amazon Payments which will take an additional fee of about 3%.