If you are a smartphone user, you should already know what Getjar is. If not, it is the world’s second largest app store hitting more than a billion downloads to date. This app store supports all sorts of mobile platforms like Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Symbian among others. It is a worldwide app store serving more than 200 countries with a collection of about 75000 apps. So any app user, better take note of getjar, because they seem to know what they are doing with mobile apps.
The new Getjar+ program will partner with game and app publishers, they started with Glu Mobile, a leading mobile game publisher, to make premium not for free apps available for free for a period of two weeks. There are no ads or any other catches, just full paid applications for free.
“This revolutionary new business model will fundamentally change the app industry economics and give consumers access to many more apps at a lower cost or in GetJar’s case – free, Everyone benefits — consumers can download all applications for free and get access to unique content regardless of the phone model they use, and now with GetJar+, millions of consumers get exclusive access to content that would normally require payment to download. Developers and publishers benefit by being paid for the licensing of their content on a global app store with huge scale. We’re thrilled that Glu is the first games publisher to realize the benefits of this new monetization model as well as the opportunity to reach consumers globally across more than 2,300 different handsets.” said Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO for GetJar.
So when you visit Getjar, make sure you pay attention to recommended section where these apps will appear.