by George Heymann

Zynga releases Drop 7 and Zynga Poker (+add ons) free on GetJar.

Zynga’s first title Drop 7 is a puzzle game that combines the best ideas from games like Tetris and Connect4. You Drop different numbered coins on the the playing field and see how they explode when the numbers add up. Drop 7 is normally $2.99 but is available for free to GetJar users.

The second application is Zynga Poker. Zynga Poker is normally a free download but GetJar users net an additional 10K in playing chips as well as the Poker Hand Strength Meter a $4.99 dollar value. Read the rest of this entry »


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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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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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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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ZeptoLab releases “Cut the Rope” for Android, launches on GetJar

by George Heymann

The highly regarded iOS game “Cut the Rope” by ZeptoLab, is now available in a free “ad-supported” version for Android on GetJar.

The premise for this game is simple yet challenging as the game progresses .

“A mysterious package has arrived, and the creature inside has only one request…CANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the adorable monster, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game. Combining outstanding physics, devilishly tricky levels, and bright colorful High Definition visuals.” ZeptoLab/Chillingo LTD

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Google Android market ‘more challenging’ than Apple App Store, says Distimo

by Anna Schmidt

Technology Market

The Apple App Store is significantly outperforming the Google Android market, according to Distimo, the European company which researches the global app store market.

In its new publication, In-depth view on download volumes in the Google Android Market, Distimo says it found only five paid-for games on Android with more than 250,000 downloads worldwide.

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Angry Birds available for Android!

After a couple of iterations as a lite beta version, Rovios’ Angry Birds is available for Android as a free ad-supported download. A future update will include the option to purchase and opt out of the advertisements. (Download link after the break)

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2nd Beta of Angry Birds Lite released for Android!

Rovio has released their 2nd Beta of Angry Birds Lite for Android version 1.3.5 on the Android Market. The latest release addresses compatibility issues . Reportedly V1.3.5  is capable of running on additional handsets including the HTC EVO 4G. The app is still not showing up in the Android Market for some handsets. Luckily this time Rovio has addressed this situation by making the app available for download on GetJar.

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