Saturday, 08 January 2011

Mobikwik Mobile App Now Available for Android!

Its barely been two weeks since we announced the Mobikwik Mobile App for Java phones, and as we promised in the last post, we are here to announce the launch of the Android app.

Requirements

  • An Android phone, running Android 2.1 (Eclair) or greater.
  • You must have a working Internet/Data connection on the phone, it can be GPRS/EDGE/3G or WiFi.
  • Your phone must allow installation of non-Market apps (To enable this, go to Settings >> Application Settings >> Tick the ‘Unknown Sources’ option).

How To Install

  1. QR code for Mobikwik Android application
    QR code for Mobikwik Android application

    Point the browser on your Android phone to www.mobikwik.com/app OR scan the following QR code using a barcode scanner or Google Goggles.

  2. Click the link for Android phones.

  3. The app should start downloading in the background.

  4. When the download is done, pull down the notification bar and tap on the ‘Download completed’ notification to start the installation procedure.
  5. The installation procedure should start, just follow the steps to complete the installation.

For Advanced Users
If you want to download the .apk file to your computer and then transfer it to your Android phone via Bluetooth or USB cable or WiFi, then you can get the .apk file here.

Why Isn’t the Mobikwik App Available on the Android Market?

Please note that similar to the Java ME version of the app, this Android app too is in very early testing stages, and includes limited functionality. It does not support making payments right now. We would like you to help us in testing this app and make it better by your feedback. Once we feel that the app has enough polish and stability, we will release it on a bigger scale on the official Android market.

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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Introducing The MobiKwik App for Mobile Phones!

Hello to all MobiKwik fans and users! I’m Apoorv, the new intern at MobiKwik and I’m very excited to share with you a secret project on which I’ve been working for a while.

Right now, on MobiKwik.com, you can recharge your phone via:

  • Online Recharge – Logging on to your MobiKwik account from your desktop/laptop computer.
  • SMS Recharge – By sending an SMS from your primary MobiKwik number.
  • Dial-a-Recharge – By making a phone call from your primary MobiKwik number.

Notice the limitation? You can recharge on-the-go, but only from your primary MobiKwik number. While this may not be a problem for most users, but for people with multiple numbers, this has been a source of discontent.

To remove this limitation, and to bring the MobiKwik experience to your mobile handset, today we are announcing the MobiKwik app for mobile phones!

Right now, the MobiKwik app is available only for phones that support Java apps, but will soon be available on the Android platform as well!

What You Can Do With This App
You can log into your MobiKwik account from any phone (not necessarily your primary number) and do a recharge for any number, from anywhere! All you need is a Java enabled phone, and a working GPRS/EDGE connection.

What You Can Not Do With This App
Right now, you can’t add money to your MobiKwik account (we hope to add this feature soon). You can only recharge a number if there is enough balance in your MobiKwik wallet.

How To Install The App

 

  1. Open the internet browser/web browser on your mobile.
  2. Go to this URL: www.mobikwik.com/app
  3. Click on the link to start the installation. Your phone should ask you for confirmation to install the app, select ‘Yes’.

That’s it! If everything goes well, the application should be installed on your phone and should be available under the ‘Applications’ or ‘Games’ menu option on your phone (depending on what kind of handset you have).

For Advanced Users
If the above installation method does not work for you, or you prefer installing it the old-fashioned way (by transferring the app to your phone from your computer via data cable or Bluetooth) then you can download the app from here.

Note: Please note that is an early test release, and we would love to hear your opinions and suggestions! If you find any bugs, please report them here (in the comments) so we can fix them and deliver a better app to you.