It's hard to explain why, but for some reason, Angry Birds has taken
over the mobile gaming world. It's easily the most popular game out at
the moment for mobile platforms, but up until a few months ago, it
wasn't available on Android. That was fixed with a Beta version, but it
only featured a few levels and there were definite quirks in the
software. Now, GetJar, the world’s second largest mobile apps store, has
launched Rovio's full, non-beta version of Angry Birds for Android
People are already reporting that GetJar's servers are struggling to
keep up with the demand and withstand the load, which again proves just
how popular this is. It's not available on the Android market yet, but
it will probably get there eventually. The best news, aside from it
escaping beta, is that the full version is totally free. You know what
to do know: head over to GetJar and download it! If the servers can keep
Android Version of Mega Hit Angry Birds Debuts on GetJar
Full Version Offered for Free, Comes to GetJar First Before Any Other App Store
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GetJar, the world’s second largest mobile apps store, today debuts the full Android version of the highly addictive Angry Birds game on GetJar.com for free. Over the past few months GetJar has become a principle location for Android apps and games as developers continue to add new content at an amazing rate. Angry Birds is just one example of the latest Android apps to hit GetJar first, before any other app store.
“We’ve seen a significant spike in the submission of Android apps on GetJar, so we are quite pleased that Rovio, developers of the smoking hot game Angry Birds, has come to us to offer the first full Android version of the game to our millions of consumers”
"Selecting GetJar as the place to launch our first ever full Android version of Angry Birds was an obvious choice,” said Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle at Rovio Mobile. “GetJar's global reach and popularity as well as their unique App It! download service ensures that we reach a massive audience of fanatically loyal Angry Birds addicts. The unique App It! link means we can also cross promote our Symbian and Android versions without the need to send folks to multiple places to get their favorite game."
“We’ve seen a significant spike in the submission of Android apps on GetJar, so we are quite pleased that Rovio, developers of the smoking hot game Angry Birds, has come to us to offer the first full Android version of the game to our millions of consumers,” said Patrick Mork, CMO at GetJar. “Android is one of our fastest growing platforms with downloads growing up to 500 percent since April of this year. As developers go cross platform and look for global scale and reach, GetJar’s billion+ downloads and ease of discovery provide the ideal channel for developers to distribute content quickly and easily to consumers. As a result of its reach, GetJar is perfectly positioned to complement Android Market by extending developers distribution to more than 200 countries all over the world.”
GetJar is the world’s second largest app store, second only to the Apple App Store, with over 1 billion downloads to date. The company’s key point of difference is its open market approach, which allows it to deliver applications for both feature phones and smartphones across all major platforms such as Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Symbian among others. The company provides more than 70,000 mobile applications to consumers in more than 200 countries. GetJar has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for 2011 for its innovative approach to technology and its deep impact on business and society on a global scale. GetJar is backed by Accel Partners and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the UK and Lithuania. For more information: www.getjar.com and follow us on Twitter @getjar.