Following the successful launch of kscope for iOS in 2013, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has launched kscope for Android, along with a major update to kscope for iOS and a completely new online experience at kscope.aub.ac.uk.
The all-new Android app has been built from the ground up to reflect and do justice to the unique experience of kscope for iOS — an experience that was recognised by Apple and featured in the iOS App Store’s Best New Apps during launch week.
Both apps now feature kscope Projects and kscope World. kscope Projects give users the chance to get involved in creative challenges, using the app to capture unique views of landmarks, locations and events, with the chance to win prizes. kscope World plots every geotagged kscope creation on a map as they’re uploaded, showing off creativity from across the globe.
The kscope website (kscope.aub.ac.uk) ties the two apps together, showcasing creations made within both apps in a set of eight galleries, plotting them on an interactive map and allowing users to search via username or hashtag. Each kscope user also has their own online profile, curating their creations for users.
“Rather than follow the crowd as far university apps go, we’ve opted to behave like a Silicon Valley startup and create an online creative community,” said Simon Pride, Head of Marketing and Communications at AUB, “We always try to create something tangible, beautiful and experiential – to inspire tomorrow’s creative generation and find out more about how AUB can help them on that journey.”
To celebrate the launch of kscope for Android, we’re giving users of the app a chance to win a Google Nexus 7. To get involved, simply post your best kscope creation to the online gallery and Twitter with the hashtag #firstkscope before 6/6/14. One lucky winner will be picked, contacted by Twitter and announced on 7/6/14.