by George Heymann

GetJar announces Virtual Currency for Android

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

Brian Hickey GetJar Developer Relations

Brian Hickey GetJar Developer Relations spokesman announced “Virtual Currency for Android” in the latest developers newsletter. Virtual Currency is an expansion of the GetJar Gold Program (free premium apps) that will reward consumer loyalty and improve monetization across the Android ecosystem explained Hickey.

Consumers can earn GetJar Gold virtual currency by downloading supported Android apps, and can spend the virtual currency on Premium apps and in-app purchases. GetJar Gold claims that the virtual currency can be used with any Android apps from any app store, including GetJar, Android Market and Amazon.

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Gameloft signs on with GetJar, releases Asphalt 6 for free on GetJar Gold

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

We’ve featured GetJar before on, GetJar is a third party App Store that features a growing selection of paid Android applications for free download. Today GetJar announced that Gameloft a premier mobile game publishers has signed on and will distribute their first title Asphalt 6 for free on GetJar.

To download the GetJar AppStore to your phone go to , select quick download at the bottom of the screen and enter the code they provide. Once installed, you will be greeted with an easy to navigate screen with clearly labeled categories that highlight the most popular selections of apps and games for your phone.

GetJar has now made over $250 worth of premium apps a available for free download. Asphalt 6 is just one of over 100 free premium titles now available for download on GetJar Gold.

Asphalt 6 game trailer after the break.

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Game Insight’s My Country maintains top position in App Store

by A. Montaqim

Technology Market

Game Insight, one of the world’s leaders in mobile and social games making, announced today that their iPad version of the game “My Country” has maintained the #1 position in Top Grossing Games apps for iPad and earned over $300,000 during the first two and a half weeks of being live in the AppStore. “My Country” has repeated the success for its Android twin-sister, which has also kept top position in the Top Grossing list for over 2 months.

With “My Country”, Game Insight continues to dominate the free-to-play mobile games market by reaching #1 position once more on the top grossing app chart. Though “My Country” had to compete for its place as #1 against other popular games for iPad, the top was achieved by earning over $300,000 during the first two and a half weeks of being live.

Game Insight prides itself for the achievements of the past several weeks, despite the fact that the success of “My Country” did not come as a surprise. Game Insight is confident in their creation of another worthy game that brings city-building games to the next level of user entertainment.

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Quick Look: Nclip Notification Maker for Android by HavMedia

by George Heymann

Nclip Notification Maker allows you to create custom notifications using the clipboard contents or your own custom message. The Nclip home screen is broken down into three main sections, clipboard, custom, and settings.

In the clipboard section you can paste any text which you have saved to the clipboard to display as a notification. The custom section allows you to type in any information you want displayed as a notification and settings allows you to designate a reminder as ongoing which prevents it from being accidentally removed when you clear your other notifications.

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Quick Look: GetJar a third party Android App Store that features free downloads of premium apps.

by George Heymann

One of the things that I appreciate about Android is the freedom to choose. When selecting an Android handset you can choose the device form factor, screen type and size, launcher, keyboard options, manufacturer even custom roms.

Besides hardware choices we have the freedom to install software from whomever or wherever we choose. Besides the official Android Marketplace which continues to improve there are two other App Store that have found their way onto my phone, the Amazon AppStore and GetJar.

This is a quick look at GetJar a third party AppStore that features a selection of paid Android Applications for free download. To download the GetJar AppStore to your phone go to on your phone, select quick download at the bottom of the screen and enter the code they provide.

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VMware extends enterprise social and Cloud-based applications to iPad and Android

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Advancing its vision for the future of applications in the post-PC Era, VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced new iPad and updated Android applications from SlideRocket and Socialcast that will help modern businesses empower a more agile, productive and connected enterprise.

“Modern business users are looking for more effective ways to connect to their applications and share information with their co-workers, partners and customers on mobile platforms,” said Brian Byun, vice president and general manager, Cloud Applications, VMware. “SlideRocket and Socialcast will enable this new, more connected way to work in the post-PC era.”

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Amazon offering $2 credit in Amazon appstore for Android in exchange for a Tweet

Pretty straightforward, Connect your and Twitter accounts. If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. Automatically follow @amazonappstore on Twitter. The message “I just got a $2 credit for Android apps from the @amazonappstore. Click to get yours. #get2″ will be automatically tweeted from your Twitter account.

You will need the Amazon Appstore for Android installed on your Android phone or tablet to complete installation of your app. For detailed instructions on installing the Amazon Appstore for Android, go to:

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Amazon App Store reportedly now working for international users

Despite the lack of an official announcement from Amazon, the Amazon Store  App is reportedly working internationally with confirmation from users in the UK, Australia, The Netherlands and India according to a recent “The Digital Reader” report.

If you live outside the US and want to try to see if the Amazon App store works in your area, you can use the download link here to check it out.

Android Police readers from the UK, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Ireland, Austria, India, Denmark , Romania, Hungry, Malaysia, Switzerland , France and Guatemala have all reported success in using Amazon App store application with their existing user ID and password.

I did not see a single post from a user where they were unable to access the Amazon App Store to download the free application of the day.

Source: The Digital Reader via Android Police

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Apple dominates mobile app space with content while Android aims for numbers

by John Roberts


To say the app market is exploding would be an understatement. By the time you finish reading this press release another 100,000 apps will have been downloaded and $150,000 spent. According to a new app storefront forecast published by Strategy Analytics, Apps, Apps Everywhere: The Billion Dollar Industry, the app economy is strong and getting stronger as paid downloads are expected to drive nearly $2 billion per quarter by the end of 2012.

Driving more paid downloads, higher ASPs, and more total apps than any other platform, Apple remains king of the app economy through 2012. The Android Market is poised to overtake the Apple App Store in quarterly volume by the end of 2012, and Android generally will do so even sooner with additional assistance from third party distribution outlets such as the Amazon App Store, GetJar, Nook and others.

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Virtual currencies proving popular with gamers

by A. Montaqim

Technology Market

The presence of virtual currencies within games is one of the main reasons behind the popularity and monetization success of in-app purchases, according to new research by Distimo. “Some 35% of the 300 most popular free games in June use some sort of virtual currencies to monetize in the Apple App Store for iPhone,” it said.

Distimo’s report covers the Apple App Store for iPad, Apple App Store for iPhone, Apple Mac App Store, BlackBerry App World, GetJar, Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog, and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace in the United States in June 2011.

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