The Skinny is technology that allows PSP users to access apps from the PSP Skinny Apps store. It’s a tiny tool that is externally fixed to the PlayStation handheld device.
The Skinny Apps store allows app developers to create fresh non-game software that they can sell and make available at the store. For many application developers this was great news because it meant they could sell new content without having to engage in software development.
Since mobile gaming has become incredibly popular, app development for mobile games and other game content has really taken off. App stores, like those for the PSP, and mobile ad networks, like AppNext have opened a lot of doors of opportunity for these developers.
What sort of apps can be purchased from PSP’s Skinny Apps store? The types of applications offered include everything from game-specific manuals and strategy guides to online-specific features, such as online comics and eMagazines. With that in mind, the following is a small taste of what is available:
Universal Remote – Use your PSP as a universal remote to operate compatible electronic devices, like your TV, DVD players, etc.
Cheats – Gain access to a database full of game cheats that let you have the upper hand while playing your games.
Radio – Listen to your favorite AM and FM online radio stations while you play on your device.
eBook Reader – View digital content including books, magazine, comics, etc.
Without a doubt, the various apps available for the PSP have improved the system, making it a more dynamic device.