GetJar names new CEO as US drives growth
App store GetJar announced that Ilja Laurs, its founder, is to stand down as CEO, …
GetJar signs Gameloft for free app programme
Independent app store GetJar said that it is offering the first title from Gameloft through its GetJar Gold programme, which provides customers with free access to premium products.
Google poaches apps guru from GetJar
Google has made a major hire in the apps space, poaching GetJar’s Patrick Mork (pictured) to become its new Marketing Director for Mobile Applications. Mork has been GetJar’s Chief Marketing Officer for three years and is a high profile figure in the industry. Mork’s new role is likely to ratchet up the war of words between Google and Apple regarding their respective apps strategies.
Report: GetJar Client for Android discovered
Mobile Entertainment reports that GetJar has launched a native app for Android to enable customers to view its store, although a number of the details appear somewhat unusual.
GetJar reaches 2B download mark
Independent app retailer GetJar said that it has passed the two billion download mark, which it said is “more than any cross-platform app store.” The company said it is providing a catalogue of more than 150,000 applications, which is growing daily, for more than 2,500 devices powered by Android, BlackBerry, Java, Symbian and the mobile web.
Apple takes App Store fight to GetJar; receives Amazon blow
Apple is embroiled in further action regarding its US trademark for the term ‘App Store,’ with the company sending independent vendor GetJar a ‘cease-and-desist’ letter.
GetJar beats Amazon to Cut the Rope launch
GetJar is to be the launch partner for ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope for Android, having exclusive rights to the title for its first week of availability.
GetJar bolsters app discovery with Infrinity buy
Independent app store GetJar announced its acquisition of Infrinity, which it describes as “a technology company that assists publishers in improving all aspects of customer lifecycle management, including acquisition, monetisation and retention.”
GetJar trumpets app store social media integration
Independent app store GetJar said it has become “the first leading app store to fully leverage social media.”
The BlackBerry version of music ID app Shazam has been updated, with new features including the ability to share the details of identified tracks with Facebook, and the ability to upgrade to the premium version via an in-app purchase.