Mobile Users Choosing Social Networking Over Games as GetJar Breaks the 100 Million Download Barrier

    LONDON, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - Mobile users in the UK and around the world are
increasingly choosing mobile applications such as social networking, chat,
messaging and video ahead of games, according to GetJar, the world's most popular mobile application distribution and
developer community.
    GetJar, which has just broken the 100 million download barrier in just
two years, has seen more than three times the demand for mobile applications
than for games in 2007. The site has seen a significant increase in the range
of social and communication applications available to consumers, which is also
reflected in the level of downloads taking place. GPS and location-based
applications have been also growing in popularity this year.
    UK users opt to download a greater proportion of games than any other
country in GetJar's top 20, with just over 25% of downloads in the form of
games. In the UK and USA, messaging applications are among the most popular,
together with browsers and mobile utilities.
    There has also been rapid growth in the number of mobile developers
around the world, who co-operate with GetJar's community of mobile users to
aid product development.
    Mei Lin Ng, co-founder/VP at mobile community site mig33 commented,
"Getjar has been important to our success in the mobile application space.
They make it easy to deploy new applications from developers like ourselves,
and even easier for mobile consumers out there to download the applications.
    Getjar is a great platform for anyone developing in the mobile space."
    "To supply 100 million downloads to our users is not only a great
achievement, but demonstrates how the use of mobile technology has developed
far beyond phone calls and SMS messaging to richer communication, information
and business applications," commented Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO of GetJar.

    About GetJar

    Founded in 2004, GetJar ( is the
world's most popular mobile application distribution and developer community,
with over 200,000 registered developer and beta-tester accounts.
    GetJar operates a groundbreaking business model in which all industry
groups from consumers and developers to publishers and advertisers are
connected in an interactive environment, which also gives users an active role
in product development.
    With over 100 million downloads from the site in just two years, and 
currently averaging over 8 million downloads per month, GetJar sits at the
heart of the mobile development world, with visitors to the site coming from
135 countries worldwide.

    GetJar is based in the UK and Lithuania.

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