Some of you developers have expressed an interest to be connected with adult content providers and vice versa. So we’d like to introduce MiKandi’s Developer Spotlight Series! In this series, we’ll put the spotlight on a MiKandi developer and give him or her a chance to tell us all about themselves, their portfolio, and their services.
MiKandi is committed to helping our devs succeed in the adult mobile app market. As we’ve said before, we don’t look good unless you look good. 😉
We’re kicking off this series with Randy Flood of droidporn.org
Randy is currently a PhD student in Computer Science doing research in computer security. He has a MS in Computer Science from the Air Force Institute of Technology, an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University. His background is mostly doing computer security work.
Randy is available for hire for the right project. Contact MiKandi at email@example.com, subject Hire Randy Flood for an introduction.
MK: What is your background in the mobile space?
I have been developing Android applications for fun since around the time they released a developer version of the G1. I was thinking that it would be nice to have an application that downloaded porn videos to the SD card. However, I was disappointed to find that the Terms of Service of the Android Market prohibited me from releasing adult applications there. I had just given up on this, when I heard about MiKandi. When I first looked at it, there were only 4 applications. Yet, over 100,000 people downloaded MiKandi in the first week. Seeing an incredible demand, and an extremely limited supply, I quickly created RandyVideos and released in on MiKandi.
MK: How long have you been developing mobile applications?
About a year.
MK: How did you get into developing adult-themed apps?
I wanted something that would download adult videos to my SD card. Also, I thought many other people might want an application like that. That’s why I developed RandyVideos. Luckily, my girlfriend is very supportive and really great at designing icons. So, she designed most of my icons. (MK note: Cool girlfriend!)
MK: Tell us about one of your apps: How long did it take you, what was your target market, and what device features does it tap into?
Well, I talked about RandyVideos above. So, let me talk about another one of my applications called Hello Porn. HelloPorn is an app that just displays a porn web page in an application. I wrote it as a tutorial on how to write a simple adult application for Android. You can find the tutorial here: http://www.droidporn.org/blog/?p=29
Anyway, while RandyVideos took me several weeks to develop, each version of Hello Porn took about an hour to write. Writing the tutorial took much longer. I hope that beginning Android developers will see how easy it is to get started developing adult apps. The surprising thing about Hello Porn is that while it was simple to develop, it makes about the same amount of money as RandyVideos. Many of my other apps are simple extensions of Hello Porn.
Each one of my apps has a slightly different target based on their preferences in terms of adult content. But, essentially, I am targeting adults who have Android devices. Almost all of my apps could be used by both men and women of any orientation. Though, sadly, Android users are currently predominantly male.
Most of my apps just use the wireless/3G/Edge network and the SD card. I have experimented with using the other sensors, but I haven’t released anything that uses them yet.
MK: What type of projects are you looking for?
At this point, I would love to write an application that allows multiple phones to interact. I’d love to create something where each person picks a particular actress on their own phone, and when it gets near another phone running the same application, it would unlock an adult video containing both of the actresses.
I’d also like to develop some games with adult content. However, I lack content to put into the games. All of the content that I currently have access to can only be used to advertise particular web sites.
MK: What advice would you give those who are interested in participating in the adult app space?
An application that you publish, even if it is simple, is better than no application at all. There is an incredible demand right now. Don’t be afraid to jump in and get your feet wet. Once you publish something, and it actually starts making money, you will become very excited and motivated to release more applications.
You can see how much total money I have made (updated every few minutes) here: http://www.soyouwantagirlfriend.com/androidtotals.html