Promote your adult apps in MiKandi

It’s been almost 4 years since MiKandi launched to the world the first app store for adults. Since then, we’ve grown to over 4 million users with over 8,00 adult apps, serving nearly every country on the planet. That’s a lot of apps for a lot of people.

Naturally, developers want and need tools to help their apps standout. Well, we’re here to help you get your quality adult app in front of our customers. Here’s how.

Direct Inward Link

Each app you publish in MiKandi has its own direct inward link. When your app is published, we’ll send you an email with your app’s link. It will look a little something like this: https://mikandi.com/app/7937

If a visitor has MiKandi installed, this link will send them to your app’s screen in the MiKandi app store.

If a visitor doesn’t have MiKandi installed, it will prompt them to install MiKandi, then will take them to your app’s screen in MiKandi.

If a visitor isn’t on an Android, it will direct them to your app’s page on mikandi.com, where they can share the page on Twitter and Reddit.

These links are perfect for your website, blog, Tumblr, and Twitter. Be wary of Facebook as it’s the least adult-friendly social network. For an example of a developer who utilizes their direct inward links, check out @ChaturbateApps on Twitter.

Featured Apps

Every Monday, we update our Featured Apps list. Everyday, we search our adult app store for trending apps, popular apps, and fantastic new apps to put on our list. But some apps may fly under our radar. If you have a great app that you feel will resonate with our customers, send us an emailtweet, or leave us a post on our Facebook page. We’d love to take it out for a spin.

App of the Week

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Past App of the Week

Our second weekly campaign is our App of the Week. Every Friday, we send a notification to our customers of the week’s great deal. Generally, we ask developers to offer their app at a discount during their weekly run. If your app meets our requirements for featuring, and  you’d like it to be considered for App of the Week, shoot us an email.

Adult App Reviews

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Adult App Review

On top of our Featured List and App of the Week, we regularly review apps on our Tumblr blog. We use Tumblr to communicate with our customers, while using this blog to communicate with our developers and press. Are you on Tumblr? Follow us and we’ll follow back! We’d be happy to let our customers know where to find their favorite adult app developers.

How to get featured

How do we determine what apps we want to promote? Below is a brief guideline of what we look for. If you feel your app is a good match, we want to hear about it.

1. Go native

MiKandi customers come here looking for adult mobile apps, not mobile sites. So we want to promote native adult-themed applications. However, you can build some pretty cool apps on HTML5, so we’re more than happy to consider an HTML5 based app. What we won’t consider is a mobile site wrapped in an APK that just directs users to a paysite.

2. Be Different

Think outside the content viewer box. True, a lot of apps we promote are video or photo viewers, but what really gets our attention is something a little different. Like Taint Wrangler and the Pyramid of Poon, Bang with Friends, iXtagram, Schoolgirl Run, or Strip Girl Crossing Cups.

3. Use our tools

MiKandi is building a community of adults enjoying a unique experience around adult mobile communication. There is no other market quite like it and your participation in the community only makes it stronger. The more you use the tools we provide (direct inward linking, MiKandi Gold, in-app billing API, Reporo adult ads, content packages), the stronger you make our family.

Got a media kit?

A media kit makes it that much easier to help us promote your app. If you’ve got a video, more screenshots, some press releases, and quotes, please forward it to us.  While you’re at it, add us to your media contact list and let us know whenever you release a new feature, release more apps, or have some big news. Got contracted to develop an app for a hot adult studio? Dude! We want to know!

What we’d love to see in your media kit

  • A safe-for-You-Tube video
  • Press release
  • Screenshots- both NSFW and SFW
  • Safe-for-Facebook images in 403×403 pixels and 843×403 pixels

Not a MiKandi Developer?

MiKandi is the app store that treats adults as adults, and we see ourselves as your partner. That’s why we’re continuously building tools to help you distribute and market the adult apps that your customers want. Can’t find a payment processor that will let you sell adult content? We built that. Want to send customers directly to your app in an app market? We built that. Want to up-sell content with in-app billing? We built that too.

Join our family at developer.mikandi.com today. We look forward to seeing your adult apps in our app store!

 

 

 

Create a free website for your adult apps

It’s an unfortunate truth that many devs, while fantastic programmers, find their visual design muscle a little weak. It’s all good- we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Lucky for those of us that are design challenged, there are plenty of resources for you to create a kick as website for your customers to learn more about you, your apps, and possibly even hire you for their app development needs.

Tumblr.com

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Although there are plenty of free website options for your adult apps, we love Tumblr the most. Tumblr makes it super easy to set up and share your content in their ecosystem. Plus, there are tons of free and premium themes you can use that are visually striking. You can find anything from magazine themes, to minimal, to portfolios. The very best part about Tumblr? It’s adult-friendly.

Above is a screenshot of our new Tumblr blog. (Why do we have a Tumblr blog? Read this.)

Here are some free and premium stunning Tumblr themes that you can use for your free adult website.

Why you need a website for your adult apps

Aside from MiKandi requiring you supply your website when you upload an app, there are other reasons why you should put up a site for your adult apps.

Instill confidence in your customers

Customers are wary of downloading porn. We don’t blame them. Years of shady practices from adult sites has totally destroyed customers’ trust in porn companies. At MiKandi, we’re dedicated to setting ourselves apart and being a Next Generation adult company. We do that by being transparent, personable, and accessible. You can, and should, do the same.

Your website should introduce you to your customers. You should make it easy for them to contact you via email, Twitter, and Facebook if you have a fan page. Consider having a blog where you post your updates to your apps in MiKandi, frequently asked questions, and where customers can leave feedback.

Who are you more likely to trust?

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That’s not to say the first developer isn’t trustworthy (that’s why I blurred out their information). But as a customer, I’d feel more comfortable giving my business to DoMeFaster.com. Upon visiting their site,  I discover they have Twitter and YouTube accounts that they’re active on. Clearly, this is a developer who actively promotes and supports his or her app. In fact, you should really buy it now- it’s a great app.

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Marketing

Your website can showcase your portfolio of apps available in MiKandi. With our Direct Inward Links, you can drive traffic directly to your app in the MiKandi Adult App Store. We’ve even created banners for you.

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How else can you get the world out? Use Twitter! These MiKandi developers do a fantastic job promoting their apps on Twitter, to name a few.

@DoMeFaster

@AdultAppSource

@BlackDisney315

@Amateous

Freelance work

You’ll have more luck getting freelance work if you post your portfolio online. We are consistently asked to recommend developers for app development projects. We happily refer folks to developers in our community. But if you don’t have a site, it’s a lot harder for us to refer you. I mean, we know your work is good because we’ve downloaded your apps, but that doesn’t mean a potential employer wants to go through the trouble of downloading your porn apps if you won’t go through the trouble of creating a portfolio.

So what are you waiting for?

It’s easy, fast, and FREE to get a website up for your adult app business today. If you have any questions, we’re happy to help! Comment below or shoot us an email at developer{at}mikandi{dot}com.

Promote your apps with Direct Inward Links

A couple of years ago, we introduced our Direct Inward Link API which enables you to send traffic directly to your apps in the MiKandi Adult App Store. Since then, many of you have put your direct links to great use in your marketing campaigns on your websites, ads, and on Twitter.

With the launch of the New MiKandi, we decided to revisit our Direct Inward Links. The result? Your links are now concise and easier to share.

Here is an example of an old link:

http://link.mikandi.com/app?app_id=6984&referrer=20

And here’s the new one:

http://mikandi.com/app/6984

The old links still work just fine, but we recommend switching over to the new link structure for brevity’s sake. And guess what? You can also share your app via tweet right from our website.

Tweet this app!

When you use your Direct Inward Links your visitors will have the following experiences:

  • Android visitors who are currently MiKandi users will be sent directly to the app’s detail page in the MiKandi Adult App Store.
  • Android visitors who are not MiKandi users will be prompted to download and install the MiKandi Adult App Store. Once installation is complete, the MiKandi Adult App Store will open and take the user directly to your app’s detail page.
  • Non-Android visitors will be directed to the app’s detail page on our brand spanking new responsive website.

We highly recommend setting consumer expectations when using these links so that they don’t get concerned that you’re making them download something that is unsafe. Let them know that the link will take them to your adult app in the MiKandi Adult App Store. We’ve also created some badges for you to share on your websites. Feel free to right+click save away.

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If you have trouble finding your Direct Inward Links, shoot us an email at develop{at}mikandi{dot}com and we’ll be happy to help you out.

Pornstar outreach and promoting your adult apps through Twitter

A few months ago, MiKandi released our Direct Inward Link feature, which allows developers to direct visitors straight to their porn app in the MiKandi App Market. These links make it easy for developers to promote their apps through social networks such as Twitter. But did you know that you can also use Twitter to reach out to pornstars directly for content to use in your apps? (Follow us on Twitter @MiKandiStore)  We found one registered MiKandi developer doing just that, and doing it well. This week we asked Leroy of AndroidPornApps to share his insight and tips on grabbing the attention of adult performers through Twitter, promoting his apps using direct inward link, and a recent misunderstanding with Brazzers over their affiliate program guidelines (Are you an affiliate using promotional material in your app? See this blog post before you publish!)

Guest Blogger: Leroy,@AndroidPornApps

Leroy- I am delighted to be invited to write a blog article for this blog. I have been designing small apps for about 3-4 months. As soon as I found out that Flash CS5 had the ability to publish straight to Android, I thought it was a fantastic way of getting involved with Android apps.

I have used Flash since its macromedia days before Adobe took over. I think I started on Flash 5. I have also been designing web sites for approximately 10 years. I mainly designed web sites for glamour models and pornstars. I was lucky enough to be recommended through word of mouth and saw my business grow. But, as my family grew and time constraints became an issue I had to look for full-time work and hence found myself working behind a desk in a local government office working in the housing department. But, as my family have started to grow older and I have a little more spare time on my hands, I decided to get involved again in the porn industry. I set up a few blogs and web sites and promoted Brazzers (Juggcash) and for a few years I was earning good money in my spare time, but over the past few years my sign ups have dried up and I decided to divert into Android Apps.

I’m by no means an expert programmer and I have found the gulf between coding in ActionScript 2 and coding in ActionScript 3 a bit extreme, but with the huge amount of tutorials and working open source code online, I have been able to publish a few apps in no time at all. I initially just want to make Android apps using Brazzers promo material, but I have had a few issues with Brazzers not allowing me to use their promotional materials that are available to use on any web site. I’m hoping that issue can be addressed as I really enjoy working with Brazzers. The photographs and videos are amazing and the pornstars are the best around.

So I had to find new content to use to create my Android apps. I have found that Twitter is an amazing way of communicating directly with pornstars who maybe interested in getting an app designed especially for themselves to help promote their own web sites. I have been able to create small Android porn apps that have a direct link to their web sites. Following pornstars is simple, and then getting a pornstar to notice your tweet to them is straight forward. I have found that being polite and getting straight to the point in 127 words the best practise. I would then ask them to email me if they want more information about my proposals.

Twitter is also the best way of promoting my apps once I have published them onto MiKandi.com.  I find that releasing a tweet with a direct link to the app on MiKandi can really get my apps noticed and downloaded very quickly. I also direct my Twitter followers to my blog when I post a new article about any new ideas or up and coming apps that I may be working on.

I have also just opened a new Android app forum that I am hoping with generate members to come and promote their own apps and talk about anything Android.

Follow me on Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/AndroidPornApps

Visit my blog : http://www.androidpornapps.blogspot.com

Please join my Android Forum : http://www.androidappsforum.freeforums.org

Email me : leroys-list@hotmail.co.uk

Happy Apping!

-Leroy

Check out Leroy’s apps:

Mrs Siren

Nina Mercedez

Sexy MILF Puzzles

Sexy Babes Porn Puzzle