GetJar: Making money from free app distribution
When it comes to app stores, there are plenty of challengers looking to unseat Apple: Google’s Android Market, Research In Motion’s App World, Nokia’s Ovi Store and multiple operator stores are fighting hard to gain traction in the market. However, in real terms, it is GetJar that is leading the resistance…
GetJar admits fragmentation is a given as ecosystem expands
Fragmentation of mobile platforms is a significant obstacle for developers looking to gain traction in the mobile app market, Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO of app store GetJar, told Mobile Apps Briefing ahead of a forthcoming exclusive Focus article.
GetJar hires ex-Microsoft exec
GetJar, the world’s second largest mobile apps store, next to Apple, has appointed James Mooney as head of UK sales
GetJar claims 90% conversion rate for NetQin
GetJar said that mobile security software company NetQin Mobile had achieved a “90 percent conversion rate” using its pay-per-download services.
GetJar to power Virgin Mobile’s French app store
Independent app store GetJar says that it has been chosen by MVNO Virgin Mobile France to provide its entire catalogue of free mobile applications for its mobile app store to be launched later this week, according to Cellular News.
Independent mobile apps store GetJar has raised a further US$11 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners.
GetJar claims 3M daily downloads, names Facebook as most popular app
GetJar has strengthened its claim to be the world’s second-largest mobile app store with news that it is achieving up to three million downloads per day and has hit over one billion downloads to date.
Browser-based app store GetJar has achieved 1 billion downloads.
UK mobile operator 3 UK has teamed up with GetJar, the mobile applications portal, to offer its subscribers a range of free applications, including Google Maps for Mobile, Yahoo!Go, eBuddy, mig33, MyWaves, and Nimbuzz.