We just announced another app store agreement with a leading mobile operator. This time it's with Optimus, Portugal's best-known wireless carrier. GetJar is providing an app store for Optimus so that the carrier's subscribers have access to hundreds of mobile applications and games.
App stores have become a focal point for carriers in recent months, spurred by Apple's App Store and, more recently, the Android Market. We recently signed a similar deal with the UK's 3 (www.three.co.uk), and we're working with various carriers around the world to implement app stores for them. Stay tuned for more!
We're really encouraged to see so many carriers turn to us for help deploying an app store. For our carrier partners, the value we offer is clear: they can quickly deploy a full-featured app store with almost zero capital expense, and then benefit from the increase in overall brand value and adoption of data plans (app stores drive data traffic and associated revenues). GetJar is currently running at more than 16 million downloads per month, serving mobile users from 135 countries.
You can read our news release here. (http://tinyurl.com/5gwxuo)