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Initial release2004
Operating systemAndroid, Symbian, Windows Mobile
TypeApp store

GetJar is an independent mobile phone app store founded in Lithuania in 2004, with offices in Vilnius, Lithuania and San Mateo, California.


The company was founded by Ilja Laurs in 2004, who is currently its Executive Chairman and Chris Dury is the CEO.[1] Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management are among the investors.

GetJar was started by developers for developers in 2004 as an app beta testing platform. The platform started making free apps available in early 2005.

In February 2014, GetJar was acquired by Sungy Mobile. Sungy is based in China and is said to have paid over $5 million in cash and the then market value of $35 million in Sungy stocks.[2]

As of early 2015, the company provides more than 849,036 mobile apps across major mobile platforms including Java ME, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android and has over 3 million downloads per day.[3][4] GetJar allows software developers to upload their applications for free through a developer portal. In June 2010, about 300,000 software developers added apps to GetJar resulting in over one billion downloads.[5] In July 2011, GetJar had over two billion downloads.

In 2020 it was reported, that the downfall of GetJar marketplace was also affected by malware risks inside the website and the apps.[6]

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  1. ^ "GetJar names new CEO as US drives growth" Archived 13 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Mobile Apps Briefing
  2. ^ GetJar, an early app store maker, has been acquired Archived 29 November 2019 at the Wayback Machine Om Malik. Feb. 11, 2014.
  3. ^ GetJar offers non-smartphone owners app ability, USA Today
  4. ^ [m.getjar.mobi/ GetJar Mobile - The Worlds Biggest Open App Store]. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ GetJar smartphone app shop closes in on a billion downloads, The Independent
  6. ^ [1]

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