Our friends at Getjar have just reached a hefty milestone. They just had their 2 billionth download (billion with a “B”). Getjar is the largest independent app store around. They serve apps for all operating systems and have had some pretty big exclusive launches this year including Angry Birds and Cut The Rope.
2 billion downloads is more than any other cross platform app store has seen. Getjar says they’ve reached this milestone by providing their worldwide audience with over 150,000 applications which grows daily. Although the Android Market beats GetJar in pure volume, they have a vetting process which insures they get good quality apps from all types of developers.
“We credit our growth in downloads to our open approach to the app marketplace,” said GetJar Founder & CEO, Ilja Laurs. “Giving developers for all platforms a free space to distribute their applications has proven popular to both developers and consumers.”
Getjar offers apps for Android, Blackberry, Java, Symbian, and Mobile Web. Facebook is the most downloaded app on Getjar with over 1 million downloads to date.