GetJar Passes 500m Downloads

Independent app store GetJar has revaled that more than a half billion applications have been downloaded from its store. The milestone is significant, says GetJar, because it proves that consumer demand for apps is becoming a truly global phenomenon. The company hosts almost 50,000 mobile applications, which are available in more than 200 countries.
The top apps downloaded from the site include the Opera Mini web browser, with almost 17 million downloads; eBuddy instant messaging (over 16 million); Nimbuzz mobile messaging (almost 14 million); mig33 mobile community (over 10 million); and Google Maps for mobile (over 5 million).
GetJars success to date is the product of the innovation, hard work, and loyalty of our developer community from small, two man teams in India to large-scale developers in the US or Europe, says GetJar CEO and Founder, Ilja Laurs. Making sure these developers have an open, free and quick way to get their content distributed globally is essential to provide the widest offering of quality apps to consumers.