Since its launch over £5 million has been invested through Crowdcube’s iOS app! With over 6,500 installations, 100,000 sessions and 13,000 investments, we’re helping Crowdcube members keep up to date with live pitches and their investment portfolio whilst on the move. Here’s a snapshot of some of the major milestones we’ve achieved since the first release.
Initially when we released the iOS app it contained the core features required to browse investment opportunities and make investments. However, post-release our most requested feature was to have a portfolio that’s accessible from the app, to remind investors of their investments whilst out and about. Now, from within your pocket, you can have a list of all your previous investments, download your share certificates and access a summary of each company you’ve invested in.
Updates and discussions
Company updates and investor discussions are a vital part of the Crowdcube experience, allowing investors and entrepreneurs to keep up to date with live pitches and interact with each other. During a raise, entrepreneurs use company updates to deliver timely information to their investors and followers, whilst the discussions section allows investors to ask important questions to entrepreneurs in a public environment. For both company updates and investor discussions you can reply to posts, like comments, report malicious posts and subscribe to individual threads to receive notifications when future replies are added. To read more about this feature, head over to our previous article.
App specific features
As a platform the app allows us to build useful features to improve your Crowdcube experience, such as:
Push notifications to notify you each time a new pitch goes live
Offline mode to browse pitches when you have no internet connection
A universal design meaning you can use the app on both iPhone and iPad
Ability to archive pitches to remove them from your carousel
Two-factor authentication to verify each investment
Personalised notifications (coming soon!)
We will soon be releasing an update to the iOS app, which will allow you to keep track of companies you’re following or have invested in from within the app. You will receive a notification when:
A pitch becomes open to investment
You make an investment
A pitch you’re following or have invested in reaches a funding target milestone or posts an update
Someone replies to a conversation you’ve participated in or have subscribed to
These notifications will be accessible from your navigation bar and will become highlighted if there is a new notification. Each notification will link straight to pages within the app to save you going through your email or the website.
We are delighted with the progress of the app so far, and are always open to feedback about how the experience can be improved for you. So, if you’re a user of our iOS app and have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
On a final exciting note, we’re soon going to release some news about the development of our Android app, so stay tuned!
If you haven't already downloaded the Crowdcube app, find out more information on it here!