Mobile Content Bits: MobiTV on iPhone; INgrooves CWM; How To Make $600K With An iPhone App


MobiTV On iPhone: MobiTV has added the iPhone to the 350-strong list of devices it supports, tweaking the user interface to make use of the iPhone’s capabilities. This will let service providers and content owners bring TV to the device using the MobiTV media playback engine, but any application made would still have to be approved by Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) reports C21 Media. MobiTV has also announced that it has passed the 6 million subscriber mark, taking about two-and-a-half months to add the latest 1 million. (release)

INgrooves Comes With Music: India label INgrooves has joined Nokia’s Comes With Music, and customers with that service can now download the tracks to their handset or PC.

iPhone Developer Gets $600K In A Month: Ethan Nicholas developed a tank artillery game called iShoot (if you look at a screencap you’ll recognize the concept) and when it hit number one he made $37K in a single day — $600K in a month. Here’s the important part: Nothing exciting happened until he released iShoot Lite, a free version that included advertising for iShoot. Suddenly the free version is downloaded 2.4 million times, and 320,000 people then paid $3 bucks for the full version, reports Wired. Free may not be a business model, but it seems like it can be a good part of one.

Handset Transfer Solution: Zed and RealGames have signed up to use FusionOne’s Handset Transfer Solution, which lets people transfer their content to a new handset by transcoding it for the new device. This is expected to increase sales as people are less worried about losing content. (Release)


Staci D. Kramer

Jim, I think you just did that though I would point out that not all demos offer enough to considered a free app.


Please inform your writer that the free version also goes by the name of "demo."

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