Win a Date with Alodia via Mobile Downloads!
Global investment firm Morgan Stanley predicts that, within five years, more people will access the Web through phones than through PCs. The Japanese are ten years ahead of the curve: they’ve been accessing the Internet mostly through their phones since 2005.
Cosplayers are performance artists, and most cosplayers are Internet geeks. As artists, they naturally seek out new ways to reach their audiences. As geeks, they’re willing to play with all sorts of digital media. That’s why it makes perfect sense for Filipina cosplay queen and Net idol Alodia Gosiengfiao to launch her own mobile download service.
The Mobile Future of Cosplay Content
Alodia has partnered with mobile content developer Logia Group to provide mobile downloads for her fans. The service currently offers wallpapers and screensavers made from Alodia’s photos and artworks. Other goodies coming down the pipeline include Alodia ringtones, videos, updates, cosplay tips, jigsaw puzzles, calendars, and customizable avatars.
Yes, you read that right: Alodia ringtones. You might get to hear Alodia say “Konnichiwa!” in a cute voice whenever you receive a call.
Israel-based Logia Group, which operates in ten countries across three continents, is not new to the mobile entertainment business. “We are developing applications for Alodia, such as calendars and different games, similar to what the company has made for our other exclusive partners such as Pamela Anderson and Sports Illustrated,” says Logia Group Content Manager Meng Morales. Alodia’s a global microbrand, so Logia Group eventually plans to release her content in other countries where it operates.
Logia Group says all Alodia apps will be available for iPhone, Android, and Symbian platforms. For now, the service is only available to Smart Communications subscribers. Text ALODIA to 2861 or visit playground.mail-bit.com on your mobile phone. The service is coming soon for Globe Telecom and Sun Cellular subscribers, as well.
People hoping to have Alodia grace their phones dressed as G.I. Joe’s Baroness, however, will be a tad disappointed. Due to licensing concerns, only Alodia’s original character cosplays will appear on the service. Considering how well Alodia pulls off original character cosplays, however, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem for the fans.
After all, every download comes with a bit of a bonus: a chance to date Alodia.
Dinner and Arcades
As an introductory promo, every wallpaper and screensaver download from July 15 to August 15 gives you one raffle ticket for an all-expense-paid dinner-and-arcade date with Alodia. Not only will you support the mobile future of cosplay content, you’ll also get a chance to hit the arcades with the Philippines’ most popular gamer babe.
Once you’re on that date, you can congratulate Alodia on becoming the first Filipina cosplayer to launch her own mobile download service. Logia Group was kind enough to provide the following sample images during the launch of the service. This is the kind of mobile eye candy we can expect from Alodia, and perhaps the kind of mobile eye candy we can expect from other Filipina cosplayers in the future.
Alodia is one of the Philippines’ first organic Net idols, a Philippine Blog Awards nominee with problogging experience and over 80,000 Facebook fans. She’s known to cause traffic spikes on the wired Web. Now we’ll see what she can do on the wireless Web.
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