GetJar App Store Connects with Facebook

Revamped website features Facebook integration, new portal features and a refreshed user interface

June 20, 2011

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SAN MATEO, Calif., and LONDON -- GetJar, the world’s largest open app store with over 1.5 billion downloads, becomes the first leading app store to fully leverage social media in an app store.

The new portal includes Facebook Connect, which allows users to share their app download activity and comments through wall posts and news feeds. They can also inform friends of must-have apps and what to steer clear of, with “like” and “dislike” buttons.

“Now that users can share apps with their friends on Facebook, recommendations are really a bit old school,” said GetJar’s CEO, Ilja Laurs. “Our recent research clearly showed us that what consumers care about is what their friends are downloading and using, not what we as an app store think they should download.”

GetJar’s recent App Meter survey found that only 21.6 percent of app consumers actually discover apps in app stores. Since discovery continues to be such a big issue for developers and brands, GetJar set out to leverage what consumers care about most, the opinions of their friends.

GetJar Networks Inc.

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