The GetJar app store was launched in early 2005, originally targeting hard-core fans of mobile applications. Today, it boasts an array of mobile applications for virtually any device. The site automatically detects the device type when you connect to its mobile site or regular website. If you’re unsure whether your device is compatible with GetJar, you can simply check the app’s compatibility before downloading it. However, if your device isn’t supported by the store, you may not be able to access all the applications.
One of the major benefits of the GetJar app store is its partnership with device manufacturers and operators. Among its partners are 3 UK, Virgin Mobile India, and Virgin Mobile France. In addition, GetJar has partnerships with LG, Sony Ericsson, and Reliance Communications, which collectively account for 15 percent of all downloads and usage. While there are no plans to make a competitor to GetJar, it is working with existing brands like BlackBerry to help them promote their apps.
The GetJar app’s other main benefits include letting you download apps from the desktop version. You can also connect your Facebook account to the app store, so you can see which apps your friends have downloaded. When you find an app you like, tap on “My Apps” and enter your App ID in the appropriate field. You can also browse the GetJar library on the desktop version. This makes it easier to choose the right app to install.