A couple of days ago, we reported that well known Icelandic singer, songwriter and actor Björk was working with a team to launch a Windows 8 and Android version of her Biophilia iOS app. Now that campaign has been unexpectedly halted well before it was scheduled to end.
The Kickstarter page has a new update from the team behind the app, which is designed to teach users about music via an interactive experience. The update stated:
Seems like the costs were too gigantic and we too optimistic, so it seemed cleverest to pause it for now. Things seem to be changing fast; perhaps in a year, even months, there will be a far cheaper way to reprogram this.
The campaign was originally supposed to end 19 days from now. It had a goal of raising £375,000 before the deadline. The campaign had only raised £15,370 before the decision was made to cancel the fund raising efforts. The Biophilia app tram said they were "extremely grateful" for the help and support they received and they hinted that they could launch a new fund raising campaign sometime in the future once development costs to make the apps come down.
Source: Kickstarter | Image via Björk