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DO you remember the post I published last week on Mobango? I was very interested to see that they’ve launched a mobile applications section — so I was delighted to get this email from Mobango’s Chief Operating Officer, Vittorio Maffei, with a little more detail on their recent operations. Have a read!

Hi Ewan

Thanks for stopping by Mobango last week and writing about your experience. We really appreciate the feedback. I just thought I’d get in touch with you to talk a little more about what we’ve been building at Mobango and explain a little more about our application and developer side.

I’m glad that our applications caught your eye. We’ve got over 20,000 registered developers, publishing over 42,000 applications and games files available for our users to download, all for free. We support across Java/J2ME, Symbian, RIM, Android, Flash Lite, Palm and Windows Mobile platforms.

Our community is the lifeblood of our service. Our members provide our developers with quick feedback on their apps, helping them tweak things, creating a better overall experience for everyone. The developers are happy because of the feedback, the members are happy with the experience and content available to them and all of this of course, makes us happy! Our community is constantly educating us. From what kind of content is trending at the moment, to what kind of things people really want to see on their phone.

Here are a few stats for you:

· Registered developers: 23,245
· Registered users: 4,925,000
· Supported Devices: 2,661
· Total Game/Application Files: 42,000
· Downloads W/C 27th July 2009: 2,970,400

It’s important we make it as quick and easy for content consumers and developers to sign up as possible.

With this in mind, we’ve got the sign up time down to about 50 seconds for members and developers can get their apps online and ready to download in under 5 minutes. Straight-forward and quick, making sure it’s easy for anyone to sign up.

We offer developers the opportunity to dramatically and quickly improve the distribution of their apps, thanks to a propietary distribution platform based on a bid mechanism that increases the visibility of the highest bidder. We get paid only if and when our community or vistors decide to download such apps.

We’d love the chance to talk more to you on, about some of the work we’re doing and what we think the future holds for app stores.



Thank you for taking the time to write Vittorio. I’ll see what we can do to get you on camera soon!

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