I used the crowdfunding platform Tilt a few times back when it was called Crowdtilt. My overall experience with Tilt was good, as I was able to successfully fund a couple of small campaigns. Since then, Tilt has expanded beyond just crowdfunding campaigns into event ticketing and peer-to-peer payments. All of these new features are front and center in the new Tilt 3.0 app.
Tilt 3.0’s peer-to-peer payment system is probably the most handy feature of the app:
In 2-3 taps, easily pay or request money from friends and family! It’s perfect for drinks, bills, ride-sharing, and more. Plus, it’s completely FREE to use.
The app also has a request money feature for those times when your friends conveniently “forget” about how they said they’d help cover the cost of last night’s outing:
Front the cost of dinner? Request money from as many friends as you want. Everyone can see who has and hasn’t paid, which adds visibility so you can spend less time playing debt collector.
Since many users have employed Tilt to fund large events, it made perfect sense for the new app to include ticketing and event management features:
Attendees are automatically issued tickets that are easily accessible from their email, the Tilt mobile app or a unique link to a mobile web view. Each ticket comes with a unique QR code and can only be used once after being scanned by your team. Tickets can also easily be transferred to others.
Tilt 3.0 is a free download from the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.
Crowdtilt is one of the websites that people go to when they want to raise money via crowdfunding. They have announced that they are changing their name to Tilt. Naturally, this required an alteration to their logo.
Crowdfunding, as you may know, is the act in which a person raises money by asking the good people of the internet to send them small financial donations. The person typically posts a photo (or video) of himself or herself, explains why they need money, and asks for help. At Crowdtilt, the amount of money raised needed to hit a certain amount in order to “tilt”. If a project “tilts”, it means the person will receive the donations that are sent.
Crowdtilt says: Our motivation is to turn ideas into reality through the power of simple, social, collective action, and reaching that transformative moment of critical mass – it’s always been about the tilt. So today, we’re changing our name to reflect this mission.
From today forward, Crowdtilt will be called Tilt. The choice of new name is explained on their blog as follows: Tilting is about people coming together to create the world around them. Our new name reflects this broader vision. You can get a group, crowd, a community together to tilt anything. A “tilt” is that moment when you reach critical mass and unlock something amazing as a group. Our users have embraced this word to describe pooling resources and rallying their group. Now, we’re reflecting that in our brand and story.
Their blog also asks you to “stay tuned” for other big announcements that will be revealed over the next month. It also notes that you can buy a t-shirt with their new logo on it for $1.00.