What a difference a year makes
MiKandi celebrated our one year anniversary over the four day weekend. And my oh my, what a year has it been! When we launched quietly to developers only last year, we thought we’d be lucky if a tech blog or two wrote us up and hopefully we’d get a handful of developers signed up. Thankfully, things didn’t turn out as planned as they rarely do. The launch of MiKandi the world’s first app store for adults really struck a chord. On Thanksgiving weekend 2009, we were on back to back phone, Skype, and email interviews; lighting up Twitter; featured on more than 200 articles; rising downloads.. all with just 1 live app, Dildroid, in the app store.
A new breed of app store
From the onset, we sought to be an app store that treats you as an adult. That meant providing developers the space to publish and share apps without censorship, giving consumers the ability to get the apps that they want, and treating everyone with personal respect.
We faced some obstacles along the way that are unique to adult companies, some that are unique to mobile companies. We’re a young company and we’re learning new lessons as we go. After all, we are the first of our kind. ;)
Our supporters understand that what we represent is more than just adult apps and their continued patience helped us move forward towards our goals. Thanks to that patience and support, on our one year anniversary we launched the NEW MiKandi App Store. The New MiKandi features completely new design and navigation, MiKandi’s virtual currency called MiKandi Gold, and payment support for premium adult apps.
In the spirit of the recent holiday we celebrated here in the US, we’d like to say that we’re thankful for all of you in the MiKandi community- fans, developers, users, and press-who have supported us over the past year. We’ve got lots more in store for 2011!