MiKandi has joined the ranks of Amazon in using the term “app store” to sell Android-compatible apps, and like Amazon, is now locking horns with Apple’s legal team. MiKandi, the self-proclaimed “world’s first app store for adults,” earned itself a cease and desist letter from Apple for using “app store,” according to GeekWire.
The company offers its MiKandi App Store app for Android for free. It acts as a repository for adult-themed and pornographic apps that users can purchase and install on their Android devices. Titles like SweetJamJam, iBoob Uncensored, Adult Friend Finder, and Erotic Lesbian Stories are available through MiKandi App Store.
Apple wants “app store” to itself, sans porn
MiKandi apparently saw the potential for bigger headaches from Apple, so the company changed the wording on its Web site to state that it’s “The Worlds First App Market for Adults.”
The Android app reseller’s decision to change its wording may have been a smart move, at least for now, since Apple recently filed a lawsuit against Amazon over its new Appstore for Android service. “We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers,” commented Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet.
MiKandi doesn’t have any plans to take on Apple head to head right now, but the company may try to piggyback on Microsoft’s fight to stop Apple from trademarking “App Store.”
“It’s not worth it for us to fight Apple’s legal team over this by ourselves,” said MiKandi co-founder Jesse Adams. “Maybe we can file an amicus brief to Microsoft’s case.”