MiKandi making Google Glass porn, app imminent

Summary:Adult Android app store MiKandi are making porn with Google Glass and expect an app launch as soon as this week.

Leading adult Android app creators and distributors MiKandi (mikandi.com, link NSFW) have confirmed it is busy making Google Glass porn. The first Glass app will be in the MiKandi app store as soon as this week.

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MiKandi Co-founder Jennifer McEwen told me,

Google Glass Porn has been making its rounds, and while studios are intrigued, no one seems to be doing anything about it.

So I wanted to let you know that we picked up our Glass and, yup, we're making content for it.

As far as I know, we're one of the few, if not the only, adult companies with the device right now. So far, it's really fun!

Personally, I can't wait to see what they do.

MiKandi (Twitter link) quickly became the top Android adult app provider when Apple dumped over 5,000 previously-approved "naughty" apps, and MiKandi seized the moment. It's a nimble business with a rep for having more than a few tasteful adult apps.

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Ms. McEwen explained that while some aspects of playing dirty with Glass might be obvious, MiKandi is aiming to innovate:

We’re experimenting with the features of Glass. From our initial use of the device, photo and video recording is more powerful than we expected.

Obviously, Glass is perfect for shooting POV video, so we’re experimenting with that first. But what’s really interesting about Glass is that it’s not just a hands free camera. It can receive and send data, so there are a lot of interesting interactions that we want to explore.

Being hands-free and hassle-free is a simple but big difference Glass has over other similar devices. It’s so easy and familiar to wear, that from a shooter’s perspective it feels like you’re recording with your own eyes. Because it feels so natural, you can forget about the technology and just be in the moment.

On top of that, with Glass you can share and interact with fans and followers, allowing them intimate access to your experiences. It’s like being John Malkovich where you’re viewing the world through someone else’s eyes.

However excited as I am to see what Mikandi does with Glass, I think I'm not the only one wondering if Google is going to pull an Apple  and send MiKiandi a cease-and-desist -- or worse. 

(In 2011, in Apple's quest to exclusively own use of the term "app store," Apple sent its legal team after MiKandi to force the Android adult app store to stop calling itself the "world's first app store for adults.")

If Google Glass isn't the most over-flogged and annoying topic on tech blogs right now (IT IS), Glass most certainly is one of the top user-engagement innovations for the mobile app space.

The merging of Google Glass and adult content was as predictable as the ending of every porn scene, and so is the zomg-porn hyperbole. In fact, before Google I/O last week, BizJournals published a not-awful puff piece that got some smart commentary from Kink.com CEO and Founder Peter Acworth about Google Glass "changing porn forever."

Making something (actually, anything) sexually explicit is so simple it's boring -- but will MiKandi's foray into Google Glass be nearly as clever as their previous appventures?

I also wanted to know if this was just going to be another "[trendy tech buzz biz of the day]... but for porn."

Their video teaser made me curious - and optimistic [only slightly NSFW]:

MiKandi's developers and partners seem determined not to waste users' time promoting any gimmick that users don't really care about, like the "next Pinterest for porn."

In 2011, MiKandi released the first app to combine game mechanics and explicit content - I actually found the Femjoy Android App to be tasteful and sexy.

The Femjoy Pure Nude App cleverly combined the gameplay of check-ins, the openness of Android and the sexiness of uninhibited, beautiful European models. It's a playable, all-girl model-fest with drop-dead gorgeous women - pretty cool.

When Apple unexpectedly purged over 5,000 previously-approved "naughty" apps in 2010 (thanks in large part to The Parent's Television Council's 2010 Apple app "cleanup" campaign), they did more than rip the rug out from under iOS developers whose income streams disappeared overnight.

Android's Market became a place where racy and adult apps could swim, sink, or soak up all the money Apple had just walked away from - and probably make much more.

MiKandi reacted to Apple's dev-devastating actions with an open call to devs, posting this offer to its company blog: “We look forward to working with any developer who has been displaced by Apple in recent weeks. Don’t worry, developers - MiKandi supports you and your sexy apps. Come to the dark side. We have cookies.”

I asked MiKandi if Google Glass is a new direction for MiKandi, or just an experiment?

For us, it’s not really a shift in direction, but the natural progression of the types of products and content we want to offer at MiKandi. We’re always focused on offering the best experiences in adult entertainment, so it’s important for us to stay on top of immerging technologies and push the industry forward.

MiKandi told me, "We’ll make an announcement on our blog [link NSFW] and Twitter when the video is ready, and we are currently developing an app (or two) for Google Glass..."

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Google

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Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that inclu... Full Bio

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