Nov, 27 2009

Google has rules and standards for Android Market that prevent application developers from incorporating adult content. But thanks to Android’s open nature you can get pretty much anything you want on your phone and now a service called MiKandi is helping you find all the naughtiest things you can possibly think/dream/fantasize of in one place – MiKandi Market.

If you visit MiKandi.com on your Android Phone you can download MiKandi Market which is a portal for Android users to find, download and use adult themed applications in one central location. Likewise, it serves as a place where application developers can distribute their free or paid adult-themed locations without fear of being rejected from Android Market. In fact, they’ll allow any type of content into MiKandi Market as long as it doesn’t violate the law (you have to be 18+ years old to download).

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Regardless of whether or not you’re into adult content you have to admit from a pure business opportunity standpoint this is pretty brilliant. There is a reason that pornography leads the internet in traffic and revenue and with everybody going after the mobile web, it’s a wonder that some enterprising adult company didn’t pursue this earlier.

Adult stuff stays out of Android Market which is reasonable, but if you’re determined to get some adult goodies on your android phone Google isn’t going to stand in your way. While MiKandi is planning a solution for the iPhone, users would need to have a jailbroken phone for the apps to work properly. Android win.

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One concern I have about MiKandi is that they’ve got a great idea but don’t have the resources to follow through. Take for example developer payments to be made through Amazon or PayPal:

Note: For any type of payout or remittance, we will require an invoice from you. Based on the sales report for the applications that MiKandi distributed, you will generate an invoice so MiKandi can remit payment against this invoice.

Sounds pretty weird/bizarre to me. If MiKandi is the one with the stats why would the developer be forced to produce an invoice? I don’t get it.

But what I DO get is that if these folks can get this right… they could have a HUMONGOUS hit on their hands. It won’t be the type of hit where people readily admit they use MiKandi, feature it on their home screen and show all their friends… but I promise you that if they actually offer a variety of adult applications this WILL get a ton of use.

So I… uh… downloaded MiKandi Market for uh…  reviewing and testing purposes and just to let you know – nothing worked. After accepting an End User Agreement it loaded a screen titled Staff Picks that was otherwise blank. Pressing menu provided a couple options but no matter what you selected you would always get a force close. So the pictures above are likely just reference designs and I have no clue when/if real content/apps will actually be used.

Don’t forget that you assume a risk when downloading ANY application on Android Market. When you download ONE application that is from an “unknown source” there is a potential it could be harmful. Downloading an application that acts as a medium to download lots of other application from various unknown sources is inherently more risky. So be careful. Just sayin’

[Thanks Kandi]

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