Chameleon Kickstarter campaign crosses threshold, then cancelled and will restart
We’ve spoken in the past about Chameleon, an innovative new launcher designed for Android tablets, and it’s Kickstarter campaign. For those who supported the developers by pledging some money, here’s some bad news: a goof-up by the company means that they will now have to restart their entire campaign, right after meeting their $50,000 target.
It just happens that those starting Kickstarter campaigns need an Amazon account for receiving payment. For some strange reason, the developer chose to register the Amazon account of an employee while starting the campaign, and now that employee has left the company. And based on Kickstarter’s terms of service, Teknision can’t simply change the Amazon account a campaign is connected to, meaning they’re going to have to start all over again from $0.
As an apology for their goof-up, Teknision is giving away the wallpaper pack from the $10 pledge to all pledges $5 and up.
Here’s a little note from Teknision on the Kickstarter page:
While this campaign has been very successful due to everyone’s support, due to unforseen problems with our Amazon Payments account we cannot accept any new pledges and all existing pledges will be cancelled.
We have spoken with Kickstarter, who have told us the best way to resolve the situation is to close the current project, and create a new Chameleon backing page, where you can re-pledge to receive your Chameleon App. We are grateful for all your support and have upgraded all rewards $5 and above with 5 Bonus Chameleon backgrounds.
People who have existing credit card authorizations from this project will be cancelled when this project is closed – and thus no charges will be applied to your credit card. We appreciate your patience, we are very excited to deliver world class software to everyone!
We are aiming to have the Kickstarter page live early next week, we will be sure to share it with everyone.