GetJar Strikes Belgacom Deal

GetJar, the world’s second largest app store, has partnered with Belgacom, the Belgian supplier of integrated telecommunication services, to make its entire library of more than 75,000 free mobile applications available to Belgacom customers using GetJar’s App Catalogue Express (ACE). This is a white-label mobile app catalogue solution for mobile operators, aggregators and partners to launch or add to their own app stores quickly and easily. Belgacom customers gain immediate access to GetJar’s library of applications via a GetJar link on the Belgacom Application portal, accessible from the mobile internet on their handset.

Recent research from Juniper forecasts that the global app market will be worth over $30bn (£20bn) by 2015, with a significant part of this opportunity for publishers coming from multiple platforms. GetJar  says it is uniquely positioned to help mobile operators ride this trend, given its open, cross-platform approach to providing consumers with a one-stop destination to find everything they want on any handset, regardless of platform. ACE is designed to make the delivery of applications easy for any third party that want to populate an existing app store with more apps. 

“Our customers deserve the best possible services available and GetJar’s App Catalogue Express solution made it effortless for us to quickly offer over 75,000 applications, across multiple phones and platforms,” says Stijn Vanderplaetse, vice president of innovation at Belgacom.