The award winning and amazingly popular iPhone game Slice It, has announced it’s coming to Android via the world famous Getjar app market. We just reported yesterday that Getjar set an app download record with 100 million downloads of the facebook app. No wonder Slice It’s developer Com2Us has chosen Getjar for their release to the Android market.
Getjar is a multi-platform alternative to traditional operating system dependent app markets. Out of the third party app stores out there Getjar is by far the easiest to use on a computer or mobile device. Once you type in Getjar’s url via your mobile device it immediately recognizes your phone to make sure you are getting the correct download for your device. The Getjar store is organized a lot better than Android’s app market which has been a thorn in the Android system virtually since roll out.
In addition to Getjar’s ease of use for the end user, the team at Getjar makes themselves easily accesible to developers. Bruce Jones, Getjars Developer Evangelist, can be spotted at 2am in tinychats with developers or giving a dev, or the press, a call back at 8pm on a Saturday night. It’s this access and genuine interest in the community that makes it real easy to work with Getjar. In fact their team all comes from a developer background.
It’s the success with apps like Facebook and Angry Birds which prompted Com2Us to use Getjar. Com2Us’s General Manager Don Lim said this about their decision to bypass market for launch and go with Getjar “GetJar’s global reach as well as their unique App It! download service ensures that we reach a massive audience who loves simple and fun puzzle games. Once you slice it, you can’t stop slicing. GetJar is the perfect complement to Android Market by extending our game to millions of people in more than 200 countries all over the world.”
Getjar is also the app aggretator for Yahoo Mobile which puts them in the forefront of millions of smartphone and feature phone users. They also recently announced a partnership with ATT wireless to handle app markets for their feature phones.
As far as Android goes, for Getjar Android has grown 500 percent since April. Getjar’s CMO, Patrick Monk, said “…with great games like Angry Birds or Slice It! and innovative new apps like Pulse, Tango or Kik, I think it’s fair to say that Android content has never been better.”
Checkout slice at Getjar.com