Android Market Allowing Ponta Points Opens This Summer

Nihon Enterprise, [J] in partnership with Royality Marketing, who run the community point program Ponta, [J] has announced that from this summer they will launch the Android contents service “Ponta App Market” which can make transactions using Ponta points.

“Ponta App Market” is a marketplace for Android where you can leisurely purchase contents using saved Ponta points via businesses and shops linked up with Royality Marketing.  Because of this, Ponta users’ options for using saved points will widen further.  As a mobile solutions company, Nihon enterprise has a chance  push towards offering exciting mobile contents for Ponta users with this “Ponta App Market” service.

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Nihon Enterprises Opening Android Market From Summer Which Allows Payment Using Point Program “Ponta”

Nihon Enterprise, [J] in partnership with Royality Marketing, who run the community point program Ponta, [J] has announced that from this summer they will launch the Android contents service “Ponta App Market” which can make transactions using Ponta points.

“Ponta App Market” is a marketplace for Android where you can leisurely purchase contents using saved Ponta points via businesses and shops linked up with Royality Marketing.  Because of this, “Ponta” users’ options for using saved points will widen further.  As a mobile solutions company, Nihon enterprise has a chance  push towards offering exciting mobile contents for “Ponta” users with this “Ponta App Market” service.

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note from Asiajin

Ponta [J] is rather new point card alliance, and major companies joined the network are Geo, Japan’s second largest video rental chain-store after Tsutaya/CCC and Lawson, the nation’s second largest convenience store chain after Seven Eleven.

Lawson used to be a member of T-point card, which is led by CCC.

Bandai Namco Games Opens Its Own Android Market, “Banadroid”


Bandai Namco [J] has opened “Banadroid” [J] specially for the Android market.

“Banadroid” is an application marketplace with application distribution, billing and registered user information for Android apps managed by Bandai Namco Games.  Currently it’s still in beta service, so there are only 12 available titles, but from now the lineup is planned to increase.  Presently available are the major titles “Pac-Man,” “Ridge Racer,” “Katamari Damacy,” and free applications such as “Hanabi Tatsujin” (Fireworks Master) and “Panda To Nameko” (Panda and Mushroom).

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Yahoo! Market Opens For Android By Yahoo! Japan

Yahoo! Japan started its own Android Market, Yahoo! Market [J] on October 9.

The market is based on Android applications information from the official Android Market, comes with Android app news provided by several Japanese Android app review media/blogs, such like Octoba, Sumaho-Girl, Andronavi, EX Droid, giveUp de Android, etc. Over 300 reviews per month is expected, which is the largest in Japanese according to Yahoo! Japan.

Each app page, most of which information seem to be taken from the official Android Market and so there are not only Japanese but all language apps, has a link to Yahoo!’s popular Q&A service Chiebukuro (Japanese version of Yahoo! Answers) so that users will ask about the app to all Yahoo! Chiebukuro users.

Currently, it seems to be just another app review site, though it has many reviews providers and potential visitors from Yahoo! Japan. According to Japan Internet.com, Yahoo! Japan is planning to implement apps registration/sale functions in Spring 2012.

I noticed that the site’s top-level navigation has “Android App” button, which does not make much sense if only with it. Yahoo! Market may have another corners, maybe iOS and/or Windows Phone apps later.

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M-Trix: Android Market Specialized For Anime Porn Apps

Japanese company M-trix launched its own Android Apps Market “M-trix Market”, which targets Japanese-style bishoujyo (Wikipedia) games.

The site has an age confirmation screen,

The games list looks like this,

Exdroid reported [J] that there were over 10,000 apps downloaded only for the launch day, though the number may include free apps.

The initial launch was in July [J], and they added another category “Rejected Apps Market” where they accept Android Apps which was rejected by the official market.

There seems to be already a porn-specific Android App Market in West for long. It might be a Japanese answer to it. With Android’s system which boasts more freedom than iOS App Store, it is natural that category app stores emerge.

via Famitsu