Independent mobile app store GetJar has revealed that the web and mobile messaging service eBuddy has reached a landmark 10 million downloads of the eBuddy Mobile Messenger social networking application utilizing GetJars site.
GetJar says that eBuddy skyrocketed to this milestone due to strong consumer demand, and by employing its advertising download service to gain maximum visibility on the site and significantly increase downloads.
Getting noticed within a premier app store filled with tens of thousands of apps is a big challenge for companies in this space, says Jan-Joost Rueb, eBuddy CEO and Co-founder. Were always looking for ways to distance ourselves from the competition, and GetJar provides that opportunity through an unprecedented, effective advertising option. GetJar is our number one external source for downloads, and our partnership with GetJar has exponentially increased eBuddys download rate in less than 20 months.
eBuddy has held the No. 1 download spot on GetJar for 34 weeks since first launching in November 2007. The application is available in 37 languages and offers two versions of its mobile client, the popular J2ME version, eBuddy Mobile Messenger, and the mobile Internet browser version, eBuddy Lite Messenger. eBuddy Mobile Messenger features a sleek user interface and an eBuddy ID which allows the user to create a single, unique ID which can be used to log-in and access all of their IM accounts simultaneously.
The GetJar pay-per-download advertising service enables developers and brand owners to generate downloads of their apps and/or drive traffic to their mobile sites. They can bid for premium catalogue placement per download and set their own maximum daily budgets. Geo-targeting and reporting also allows clients to focus and fine-tune their campaigns to ensure maximum ROI.