If the availability of 40,000 applications has not swayed you, here’s one more reason to get an iPhone.
iPorn (no, it’s not a Hindu Puja site) plans to roll out a new version of its free mobile adult entertainment site tailored to the iPhone on June 8 to coincide with the Apple iPhone World Wide Developer Conference, scheduled for June 8-10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
We spoke to the folks at iPorn a short while ago and they told us the free mobile site has been up and running for the last two-three months.
iPorn Marred by Glitches Initially
However, when we tried to access the iPorn site from our iPhone, the videos wouldn’t play initially.
We tried accessing the existing iPorn mobile site, first on WiFi and then on 3G. The iPorn site redirected us to the Bitgravity content delivery network but didn’t pull up the videos.
We picked the ‘Ada‘ video from the Recently Added free Videos section and tried playing it on WiFi and 3G. No luck on both counts.
Then, we tried accessing the ‘Tori Black‘ Video from Today’s Featured Video in 3G. Again, we got a 404 page cannot be found error.
iPorn Chairman Francis Koenig told us that for some reason we were getting redirected to the development site where the videos were not connected to the databases. When Koenig tried accessing the videos on his iPhone, he ended up with the same error.
Sounding a little disappointed and somewhat embarrassed over the non-responsiveness of the mobile site and considering that iPorn had put out an announcement today, Koening promised us a quick fix.
We’ll chalk these errors up to work in progress although if the iPorn mobile site has been up and running for the last couple of months we shouldn’t have encountered the problems in the first place.
After about 20 minutes, Koening called back to inform us that the glitches had been fixed.
And indeed, he was right. They had been fixed, albeit partially.
This time two out of three videos we clicked worked fine.
Boy, the resolution and sound were slick on our iPhone.
In fact, the resolution and overall quality seemed superior on the iPhone than on the bigger monitor.
By the way, we couldn’t find any desi babes on iPorn.Â 🙁
Well, if the folks at iPorn are smart, they’ll remedy this soon by having a category with Indian babes. After all, there are over 1.2 billion Indians (including a fairly large diaspora in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and elsewhere).
And did we tell you the videos were free.
New iPorn Mobile Site
Hopefully, the wrinkles should all be ironed out by the time iPorn rolls out its new mobile web site on June 8.
The new iPorn mobile site is supposed to provide iPhone and other mobile users access to a larger universe of videos, tie in to social networking elements and let users share and send videos to other users, tie into a number of search components and offerÂ high-definition videos too.
Sometime in the future, iPorn intends to offer a fee-based premium content with exclusive videos to visitors accessing the mobile site via their iPhones (and presumably from other devices too) but Koenig played coy with us on the exact release date.
With over 20 million iPhones sold, Koening expects to land a good chunk of the market.
He wouldn’t discuss details on the revenue strategy but made no secret of the fact that iPorn was not a charity outfit.
We are a for-profit business and we definitely have a strategy. We definitely have a way of making money.
Time will tell how sucessful the iPorn mobile site is.
Earlier in our interview, Koening mentioned advertising as a source of revenues but we are a little skeptical that given the current slump, iPorn will find many takers.
Its initial glitches notwithstanding, the iPorn videos we viewed briefly on our iPhone turned out to be sleek and slick.