MiKandi’s Milestones in 2013

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We’ve been very busy bees this year at MiKandi, and as a result, 2013 proved to be a banner year for us. From our V4 makeover to Google Glass porn to the first third party Chrome Apps store, and everything in between, we’ve made a lot of moves to help move the adult industry and tech forward- and we’re just getting started.

Without further adieu, here’s a look at 2013 in review.

November – Awards, Awards, Awards

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MiKandi Nominated for Five XBIZ Awards

Industry news source XBIZ announced their nominees for the 2014 XBIZ Awards. Guess who made an appearance five times? Yours truly!

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October – Third Party Chrome Apps

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Introducing MiKandi Mint, the world’s first third party Chrome App Store

True to form, we’ve kept it 18+. But here’s a look at the first ever third party Chrome App Store.

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July – Google Glass Porn is Here!

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MiKandi Releases First Google Glass Porn

MiKandi collaborated with leading adult entertainment media organization, XBIZ, to release the first Google Glass porn. The video features porn superstar James Deen, and 2011 XBIZ Female Performer of the Year, Andy San Dimas, each donning a device to record the first-ever, two-way POV Glass porn.

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June – Google Glass Porn App Tits & Glass

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Introducing Tits & Glass, the world’s first Google Glass porn app

Tits & Glass enables Google Glass users to share racy content from their devices directly to other Glass users and online at TitsAndGlass.com, where they can browse, comment and vote on their favorite content.

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UPDATE: Google bans porn on Glass

Our Google Glass porn app Tits & Glass went limp when Google slyly updated their policy to prohibit porn on Glass.

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Google Glass porn bans gets Stephen Colbert’s attention

The news of Google banning our adult Glass app, Tits & Glass, caught the attention of Stephen Colbert, who had something to say to the Internet giant on this episode of The Colbert Report.

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Tits & Glass is back!

While pornographic material will not be allowed or accessible on the Tits & Glass app, you can share and access sexy POV content on our website. To get the party started, we’ve preloaded the app with Glass-safe images.

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May – MiKandi Gets Google Glass

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Google Glass Porn Coming to MiKandi

As attendees at 2012′s Google I/O conference, MiKandi was eligible to be among the first to explore Google Glass. And boy, did we explore.

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April – MiKandi Gets a Makeover

MiKandi V4MiKandi heats up Android with a redesigned adult app store and mobile porn theater

After months of hard work, we released a sizzling update to the MiKandi Adult App Store, Theater, and web portal. Redesigned from the ground up, the new and improved MiKandi boasts a complete interface overhaul, faster performance, broader device support, and showcases content from the world’s most popular adult brands - HustlerElegant AngelBrazzersPrivate and much more.

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February – Our Little App Store Grows Up

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MiKandi hits 3.8 Million Installs

In February, we announced that our world leading adult app store and mobile streaming subscription service for adult entertainment, reached 3.8 million device installs with over 1 million registered users. The fact that we grew to this size organically, without any advertising dollars, is especially inspiring for us. It goes to show what happens when you focus on offering great customer service and treating adults like adults. We’re thankful to all of our customers and fans who’ve supported us over the past three years.

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Hustler Joins MiKandi

The Hustler Boob Tube App turns your Android device into a porn remote control, making it extremely easy to enjoy Hustler porn on your connected TVs.

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MiKandi Nominated for Five XBIZ Awards

This week, industry news source XBIZ announced their nominees for the 2014 XBIZ Awards. Guess who made an appearance five times? Yours truly!

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2013 has been a milestone year for us at MiKandi- full of blood, sweat, tears, and other bodily fluids. This year, we hit 4 million installs of our app store with over  8,000 adults apps in our library. In April, MiKandi V4 launched with a complete design overhaul, faster delivery with SendFaster, and in-app feedback integration. A few months later, MiKandi made headlines when we announced we were developing an adult app for Google Glass. Two weeks later, Tits & Glass the world’s first adult Glassware was released to the public. Shortly after, we teamed up with XBIZ, Andy San Dimas, James Deen, and Vice.com to film the world’s first adult video shot with Google Glass. And just last month, we released MiKandi Mint List, the first third party Chrome App Store of any kind. But because we’re MiKandi, Mint List is 100% adults only, curating the very best of adult web.

Needless to say it’s been a very busy and exciting year. We’re honored and ecstatic to be recognized for our hard work and dedication to innovation in the adult industry. And to be included among such great company is the cherry on top. Thank you to XBIZ and our industry peers for nominating MiKandi in these categories:

Mobile Company of the Year

Innovative Web Product of the Year (Tits & Glass)

Innovative Web Product of the Year (MiKandi Mint List)

Progressive Web Company of the Year

Mobile Site of the Year

The XBIZ Awards coincides with the industry’s top trade events series of the year, XBIZ 360, which will take over the entire property of the W Hollywood Hotel Jan. 22-25 for an unprecedented lineup of events dedicated to exploring the future of digital adult entertainment, movie production, pleasure products and retail.

Related: MiKandi to Demonstrate Google Glass Porn at XBIZ 360

Tits & Glass is back!

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And we’re back!

Earlier this month, MiKandi launched the world’s first Google Glass porn app, Tits & Glass. That very same day, we became aware that Google had recently revised their developer policies to prohibit adult content on the device. Long story short, we quickly disabled the app and have been working diligently to get a new app out that adheres to their updated policies.

Today, the wait is over. Introducing the NEW Tits & Glass!

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Tits & Glass Redux

Google’s latest revision to its Glass Platform Developer Policy spoils the fun by prohibiting “Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material.”

Therefore, the biggest change to the Tits & Glass adult app is that Glass users are no longer allowed to share intimate racy experiences with other Glass users. We’ve added a feature to filter out pornographic material from appearing on the Glass app. But fret not. Although you can’t share your nude photos on the device itself, you can still share your sexy POV content on titsandglass.com. And because we don’t want you to get totally bored with your now-kinda-boring device, we partnered with top photographers around the globe to preload the app with irresistibly hot, *non-pornographic* photos of some of the world’s most beautiful models. You can access, vote, and comment on these photos through Glass. Yay!

glass cardSo to recap- While pornographic material will not be allowed or accessible on the Tits & Glass app, you can share and access sexy POV content on our website. To get the party started, we’ve preloaded the app with Glass-safe images.

Big thanks to our MiKandi Theater studio partners Burning Angel, Private Media Group, and Orgasms.xxx, the fine folks at Zen Garage and Jay Cinista at Gorgeous Killers, and the talented Alexander Tikhomirov!

Edit (additional note for clarity): The change in our app only affects the roughly 2,000 developers outside of Google who have Google Glass. We’re optimistic that once Glass is available to consumers, Google will open the device to allow third party Glassware that are not subject to the same adult content restrictions. If and when that day comes, we will happily update our app so adult Glass users can get the sexy content they want.

The Internet reacts to Google Glass porn ban

After spending the last few days on the phone with Google developer support representatives, we’re sad to say we’re no further along on our quest for clear and complete answers from Google than we were on Monday. Our strangest call was the latest, in which they positively asserted that we did and did not have a ban on API access and that there was no way to re-enable a project once it had been banned and that they would look into it. Wait….. what?

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The other night, we discovered that OAuth2 API access had been disabled on our website, TitsAndGlass.com. We triple-checked Google’s Authentication API terms yesterday and again this morning, and, just as we thought, we’re compliant. Hopefully, this too gets cleared up soon. Then again, we have been burned before.

The Internet’s reaction to Google’s ban on Glass porn apps has been the stuff of legends. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our years online, it’s this- do not get between the people and their porn. Or perhaps more accurately, do not play the people’s Mommy or Daddy. Unless they’re into it.

We’ve gathered some of our favorite reactions around the web to the Google Glass porn ban. We hope they make you LOL as hard as they made us. Fappy Friday!

Google is claiming they won’t allow porn on Google Glass


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In response to Google not “allowing” porn on Google Glass…


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Upon hearing Google will not allow porn on Google Glass…

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Colbert wags a finger at Google Glass porn ban

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The news of Google banning our adult Glass app, Tits & Glass, caught the attention of Stephen Colbert, who had something to say to the Internet giant on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report.

Colbert makes some compelling points. Points we hadn’t considered, and now that he’s said them, they make perfect sense. What’s the point of a driverless car if you can’t have watch porn on your Google Glass on your way to church?

Jokes aside, we’ve been on the phone with Google a few times, but things are still unclear. Needless to say, we look forward to clearer answers from Google very soon. And really, actually, no kidding, honest to God- Google, do you really want to fight the whole Internet on their right to watch porn? Just sayin’.

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Tits & Glass the world’s first Google Glass Porn App

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Since the day we picked up our Google Glass device, we’ve been in overdrive coding up the world’s first Google Glass porn app. After 10 sleepless nights, we’re happy to announce today our highly anticipated adult app for Google Glass, Tits & Glass. Visitors can go to TitsAndGlass.com to install the application onto their Glass devices. Those without Google Glass can browse and interact through the website.

Tits & Glass enables Google Glass users to share racy content from their devices directly to other Glass users and online at TitsAndGlass.com, where they can browse, comment and vote on their favorite content. The application comes preloaded with premium adult photos, with MiKandi promising to release more Glass-shot POV adult content through the app soon. The preloaded photos compliment full-length videos available in MiKandi Theater, the company’s mobile streaming video service.

As a next generation adult company, it’s our mission to offer the best adult entertainment experiences. So, it’s been especially fun and thrilling to work on such a cutting edge device. Building apps for Google Glass is still in its infancy, so our first foray in Glassware is a relatively simple sharing application… although, it did take many, many, many, MANY lines of code. We’re very excited to get everyone’s feedback, and do our part to push the technology forward.

It seems you all seem to like this app. In the few hours since we announced Tits & Glass, we’ve had over 5K unique visitors to the site. I dare say, Tits & Glass may be well on its way to being the most popular Google Glass app to date.

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Google Glass Porn Coming to MiKandi

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Update 1: MiKandi Debuts Tits & Glass, World’s First Google Glass Porn App

Update 2: Google Quietly Revised Developer Policy, Bans Google Glass Porn

Update 3: Tits & Glass is Back!

Update 4: MiKandi Releases First Ever Google Glass Porn Video

We just picked up a pair of Google Glass! We’re thrilled to be one of the first (if not the only) porn store to start creating apps and content with Google Glass.

With close to 8000 adult apps in the market today, we’ve seen the future of adult entertainment and it’s awesome. It’s the live and personalized experiences that are driving revenue and innovation today. Some adult studios may be waiting on the sidelines to see how popular these get, but this is the kind of technology that gets us extra excited in the morning.  Watching porn or movies in general on Google Glasses is not quite there yet (and believe me, that’s the first thing we tried), but we love the idea of a very natural, wearable smart device that can create intimate, two-way adult experiences remotely.

Sharing POV porn is now even faster and easier than holding up your camera phone or using higher quality cameras like GoPro. How fun will it be to tap into your favorite porn star or cam model’s glass video stream? Or go down the rabbit hole further with us and imagine when devices, like Google Glass, can communicate with sex toys. That brings virtual sex to another level.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’re just excited to play around with them and start recording some pink parts.

So who’s POV do you want to see?

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.

MiKandi heats up Android with a redesigned adult app store and mobile porn theater

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After months of hard work, we’re happy to announced today a sizzling update to the MiKandi Adult App Store, Theater, and web portal. Redesigned from the ground up, the new and improved MiKandi boasts a complete interface overhaul, faster performance, broader device support, and showcases content from the world’s most popular adult brands – Hustler, Elegant Angel, Brazzers, Private and much more.

MiKandi Version 4 represents our long term vision of becoming the premier adult mobile content delivery platform. With over 7,000 adult apps and millions of users, this latest release makes it even faster to find the adult content you desire. You read that right- there are over 7,000 adult apps in MiKandi, ready and waiting for your phone.

The new MiKandi app store and web portal offers significant improvement in browsing, downloading apps, and watching unlimited mobile adult videos. Content delivery has been dramatically improved by upgrading to SendFaster, the latest in network acceleration technology. Users are now seeing more quality content at up to 500% faster delivery rates with less jitter and less buffering.

In addition, we partnered with a groundbreaking Seattle startup to power their customer service engine, enabling our customers to reach us directly within the app store. We’re committed to giving you very best mobile porn experience. We answer every support inquiry personally (so say Hi next time you write to us!) and offer a no-hassle refund policy. If you’re having trouble with an app, contact us right away and we’ll assist you.

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Starting today, customers can enjoy MiKandi Version 4 on their Android devices by installing the latest version of the MiKandi app, available as a free download on http://mikandi.com. Non-Android customers can access the MiKandi HTML5 Theater at http://mikandi.com/theater.

To celebrate the launch of MiKandi Version 4, we’re giving away MiKandi Gold for you to spend on adult apps and streaming adult videos. Simply follow us on Twitter and hashtag #MiKandiV4 to enter. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Winners will be announced by tweet or DM on Twitter. Rules and Conditions.

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It’s still all about the apps. Hot porn apps if you ask us :)

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After 3 years in the business, when it come to HTML5 vs Apps, it’s still all about the apps. Infamously, the adult industry has been cock-blocked from this massive shift to mobile. The result of all this censorship is a mash-up of WAP sites and dumbed-down mobile websites offering sub-optimal experiences for smartphone customers. When was the last time one of your friends recommended a mobile site? If you have a smartphone, it’s always, “Dude, you gotta check out this app”. Apps still promise more and deliver the best customer experience. Just recently the Wall Street Journal started a series called the Business of Apps and highlighted the surprising numbers behind apps. The article showcases a study from Flurry showing TV and web consumption staying the same, but app consumption increasing rapidly. No surprises here. We’re all multi-tasking on at least 3 devices these days, but the difference is that apps are always with us.

The mobile web may get there in the near future, but  who cares right now when your buddy is talking about all the awesome apps you have to try out. That’s why we’re so excited about 7000 adult apps in MiKandi today. As a next generation adult company, we’re working with thousands of horny hackers and entrepreneurs to finally bridge the huge gap between user expectations around mainstream mobile entertainment and what the adult industry provides.

Don’t get us wrong, as a porn app store , we look forward to the day of freedom when HTML5 and mobile web breaks down the walled gardens of censored apps. In fact, we’ve placed our bet on HTML5 with MiKandi Theater, a iPhone & iPad porn video on demand web app. It’s slick, fast & just works. We’re proud of it. But have you heard about our porn video theater in our native Android app store? Dude, you gotta check it out. It’s slicker, faster and without making any promises, will blow your mind.