It has finally happened: GetJar, the second largest mobile app store in the world, has hit 3 million mobile app downloads per day. That is a whole lot of downloads! Year-on-year, the app store has seen 300% growth coming from users in North America, Western Europe, Asia and South America. No real surprises there in terms of where the bulk of the app downloads are coming from. It’s pretty impressive for the app store which finds itself second only to the Apple iPhone App Store, beating out the ever growing Android Market.
Curious what the top ten downloads are?
- Facebook Mobile
- eBuddy Messenger
- Opera Browser
- Yahoo! Mobile
- Yahoo! Mail
- Bitstream Bolt Browser
Not too shabby. Most of those apps, like Facebook Mobile and YouTube, seem to be standard on most devices these days anyway. So it’s pretty evident that a lot of users downloading these apps are coming from handsets that might be a little lower on the feature set end, although the iPhone and HTC EVO were on the list of top ten devices using the GetJar store. That’s right, the GetJar store can even serve apps to smartphones with their own dedicated app stores.
It looks like GetJar is on the up and up, especially with its explosive growth rate and the rate at which users are increasingly consuming mobile apps. For the full press release, see below.
GetJar Hits Three Million Downloads Per Day
Top Downloads for World’s Second Largest Mobile App Store Include
YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo!
San Mateo, CA – July 29, 2010 – GetJar (www.getjar.com), the world’s second largest mobile app store, announced today that it has reached three million downloads per day, outpacing like-competitors in the mobile app market. GetJar is second only to Apple iTunes, with over 1 billion downloads to date, and is available across all mobile platforms including Android, Blackberry, Java, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile.
GetJar conducted a review of more than 70,000 apps within its store to identify user interests and trends among its millions of users. As of July 2010, YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo! Mobile remained among the top, with games “Warships Sea on Fire” and “Racing Mania” top among its category. Other leading categories include lifestyle, entertainment, music, maps, search, financial, sports and productivity downloads.
“We’re thrilled to have reached three million downloads per day, which allows us to tap into consumers’ perceptions and attitudes, and what is trending across theU.S. and the rest of the world,” said Ilja Laurs, GetJar founder and CEO. “We’ve seen our daily downloads grow more than 300 percent year-on-year with significant growth coming from North America, Western Europe, Asia and South Africa. As consumers move from ‘browsing and searching’ to ‘downloading and tapping’, we are seeing that apps are becoming a mainstream way for people to consume content not only in the developed markets on smartphones but all over the world on all different types of handsets.”
With downloads coming from more than 200 countries and 2000 different handsets, GetJar is also uniquely placed to see shifts in demographic trends in consumption by region, platform and handset and content type.
“Clear patterns are starting to emerge” said the company’s CMO, Patrick Mork. “We see Indian consumers downloading more productivity applications that enhance the usage of their phone compared to Americans for example and English consumers downloading more entertainment apps then Indians. Religious apps are popular in the Middle East. Downloads by platform are also shifting quickly. Android wasn’t even a part of our business last year. Today, it’s the 2nd most popular platform developers are submitting on when uploading content to GetJar and we have at least 3 devices in our top 20 list of devices in the US that are Android powered.”