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Monday, November 22, 2010

GetJar announces 100 million downloads for Facebook application

Cross-platform application store GetJar says the Facebook mobile app has been downloaded from its web site by more than 100 million people, making this the most-downloaded app ever on a single app store. Over 50% of the downloads were to Nokia phones.

GetJar credits much of the success to its App It! service, which allows consumers to download an app to their phone with one click regardless of the make or model being used. An App it! link is automatically created whenever an application is uploaded to GetJar.

Patrick Mork, chief marketing officer for GetJar, said “With more than 500 million Facebook users around the world, people are increasingly looking to stay connected using their mobile device. We’re proud to have helped bring the Facebook mobile experience to tens of millions of people regardless of their mobile platform, phone model or carrier. Global brands are realizing that although applications provide users with a rich and engaging experience, to make app distribution easy, they need to provide consumers with a single destination from which to get their apps instead of sending them off to multiple stores depending the type of handset they might have. GetJar is committed to providing the third button every website should have: Share it on Facebook, Retweet it on Twitter, and now, App It! on GetJar, the viral way of sharing apps across any platform, handset, carrier or country.”

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