SOURCE: MobiHand, Inc.
October 21, 2008 19:30 ET
MobiHand Launches the First Dedicated Android App Store -- OnlyAndroid.com
New App Store Launch Coincides With Release of the T-Mobile G1 Android-Powered Smartphone
SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - MobiHand, Inc., a leading provider of mobile
content and application stores, today announced that it has launched
OnlyAndroid.com, the first store supporting both free and paid applications
for Android-powered smartphones.
With OnlyAndroid, developers can sign up, list their applications, and
start selling within hours. Applications that are entered in the MobiHand
catalog will appear in the new dedicated OnlyAndroid store (at
http://www.onlyandroid.com), in the MobiHand store (at
http://www.mobihand.com), and within all multi-platform co-branded stores
in the MobiHand Network.
OnlyAndroid allows developers to sell their products for a one-time fee or
as subscriptions with automated re-billing. The OnlyAndroid store is
available both on the desktop and on-device with both versions supporting
over-the-air delivery of product files direct to the device for easy
installation. Developers can also choose to provide free trial versions of
their applications within the store.
The on-device store allows users to easily and quickly browse and search
applications that are compatible with their specific phone, viewing by
best-sellers, new, updated, free, and discounted categories. Once users
have registered, they can purchase applications with a single click and
have them delivered over-the-air within seconds. Users can install the
OnlyAndroid on-device store by visiting
"Unlike the closed Apple iPhone platform, Android has been positioned as an
open environment. Forcing developers to sell, and consumers to buy, apps
from a single, tightly-controlled store is unhealthy for the mobile
economy," said Steve Howard, President and CEO of MobiHand. "There is no
reason for a developer to work hard creating a great app and to then have
it arbitrarily blocked from the consumer. Developers should be free to
achieve maximum reach and sales through the most effective channels. We
welcome all quality Android applications and we expect to rapidly grow our
catalog for Android as we have on all the other smartphone platforms."
Applications appearing in the launch of the store include "Freecell" from
Odesys (game), "Par 72 Golf II" from RESETgame (game), "GoogHelper for
Android" from iambic (search utility), "Business Professional Ringtones"
from ExecTones (ringtones), and "FotMob" from ScoreService (sports scores).
MobiHand, Inc. is a leading distributor of software and content for a wide
range of mobile devices, including BlackBerry®, Windows Mobile®, Palm®,
Symbian®, and Android®. With a catalog of over 10,000 mobile
applications, media products, and subscription services from over 600
content providers, MobiHand powers hundreds of co-branded app stores
worldwide. The company delivers end-to-end services for the aggregation,
marketing, purchasing, and provisioning of mobile content. MobiHand's
best-in-class management platform, MobiReach, provides comprehensive tools
for catalog management, localization, store design and administration,
marketing and ad campaigns, and reporting. The company is headquartered in
the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MobiHand, please
Copyright 2008 MobiHand, Inc. All other product names, servicemarks, and
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