Porn App Store Lands on Android Phones
Where there is no app for that on the iPhone, there now is for porn on the competing Android mobile operating system. A Seattle-based company named MiKandi (pronounced "my candy") has released an app store specifically geared towards porn. The application attempts to create a red light district for adult Android apps allowing adult content providers to set up shop within a MiKandi app (see SFW video).
Boasting only one previous app (an app called Dildroid), MiKandi's emergence brings with it game-changing potential for smut peddlers on smartphones. In June 2009 the iPhone app called Hottest Girls snuck by Apple's notoriously fickle approval process and saw the light of day . . . for a very brief period of time before Apple banned it.
"[MiKandi LLC] wanted to find a niche that was not currently being served and adult applications were at the top of the list," Jennifer McEwen, one of the company's founders, told Good Gear Guide. "There are no other adult app stores out there to meet this need of users and developers. So we entered the market with MiKandi to provide value to the mobile application ecosystem."
According to reports, the MiKandi top brass consist of former employees of Microsoft, T-Mobile, Comverse, and adult industry veterans. These executives promise little to no censorship when it comes to "controversial" apps, except in cases when the law is being broken.
"Unfortunately, there will always be someone who doesn't believe the law applies to them," McEwan told Good Gear Guide. "If illegal content is uploaded we will take it down immediately and if necessary take legal action against the developer in question."
The developer kit is currently invite-only, but MiKandi plans on an e-mail marketing campaign to get the word out. MiKandi representatives say it has plans to port its app to BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices as well as Java-compatible mobile phones in early 2010.
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