Want to download Java games and applications? Then GetJar (www.GetJar.com) provides free service to download Java games and applications to WAP mobile – cell. GetJar is an independent mobile phone application store which was founded in Lithuania in 2004.
Under free software license, Independent programmers have developed most of the applications. GetJar is considered as a second largest app store with more than 1 billion downloads to date, second only to the Apple App Store. User can download free Java applications for both feature phones and smartphones like Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone, Symbian, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and other mobile brands. Over 75,000 mobile applications are provided by the company to its consumers in more than 200 countries. In the year 2009, GetJar was awarded with the Meffy, Tiecon50 and Mobile Excellence awards for its achievements and products. According to the study, revenue opportunities are set to soar from around $2.1 billion to around $6.7 billion in 2012 in North America while the figure will rise from $1.5 billion in 2009 to $8.5 billion in 2012 in Europe.
GetJar is backed by Accel Partners with offices in UK and Lithuania. It is situated in Silicon Valley. Through a developer portal, GetJar allows software developers to upload their applications for free. The facility to download applications is available only at the official website of GetJar. GetJar.com is divided into various navigations like Apps, Entertainment, Productivity, Social & Messaging, Games, and Additional Categories. According to the study, downloads of mobile apps to handsets will leap from slightly more than seven billion in 2009 to nearly 50 billion in 2012, representing a YOY growth of 92%.
The homepage of Getjar.com contains options like Best of GetJar, GetJar Recommends, Sponsored Apps, etc. Best of GetJar is parted with various options like All Applications, Games, Education, Social & Messaging, Entertainment, Finance, Food, Health, Search, Lifestyle and more. All applications like Google Maps for mobile featuring Latitude, Quran V1.01, Live Cricket on your mobile, Orkut Mobile…, UC Browser 7 2…, Oxford Concise…, etc. are included for download. Games like MrBeanRacer2, Gameloft, Sudoku V1.01, Art of War, Tankzors Pro, Air Fightter, Hero, fTv Indian Models, MythJungle, etc. can be downloaded through GetJar.com. Besides this, Education, Social & Messaging, Entertainment, Finance, Food, Health, Search and Lifestyle categories also contain various related applications. ‘GetJar Recommends’ provides latest applications that are recently launch to the market.
First navigation of the GetJar.com is ‘Apps’, which provides different applications like eBuddy Messenger, MobileMaths, Pocket quran, Vuclip Mobile Video Search and more. User can sort out their application by selecting categories given in the drop down box. They can also sort by top, newest and supported application. ‘Entertainment’ navigation provides information about Entertainment Categories, Sponsored Apps, and Top Searches. Entertainment Categories can be sort by different options like Book, Video, Magazine, Movies, and More Entertainment by just clicking on particular option while in Sponsored Apps the name of the website’s sponsor can be displayed. The list of Top ten applications is seen in the Top Searches option, where user can know what people like about the website.
‘Productivity’ navigation consists of Address Book, Backup, Browser, Calendar, Phone Tools, Security, and More Productivity where user can search different applications related to Productivity. Just click on particular option and get detailed information about that application. It also provides top application’s information. ‘Social & Messaging’ navigation gives information related about social networking and messages websites which is helpful in communication like Email, SMS & IM, Social Networks, More Social, etc.
Next is ‘Games’ navigation, which is considered as favorite navigation of the children. It includes various games like 3D, Action, Arcade, Adventure, Board, Brain Training, Card & Casino, Multiplayer, etc. Just choose the game from the list and get ready to play. ‘Additional categorie‘ includes list of various applications like Finance, Photos, Religion, Health, Sports, Shopping, Food, etc.
For downloading any of the application, first of all you have to check that your mobile phone is compatible or not. Now, enter in m.getjar.com on your phone and select quick download code which is given on the bottom of the page. When user clicks on particular application, they can get detailed information like version number, description, review, support, and list of compatible phones.
List of best applications are as follows:
- Best Symbian application: Nimbuzz
- Best Blackberry application: Kayak Flight & Hotel Search
- Best iPhone application: Tap Tap Revenge 3
- Best Overall Cross Platform App (Gettie Award): Layar
- Best Java application: WaveSecure Backup
- Best Android application: Lookout
- Best Windows Mobile application: Opera Mini
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