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GetJar Gives Out Over $1 Million Worth Of Apps As Its Gold Program Takes Off

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GetJar, the world’s largest free app store, announced today that it has given away $1 million worth of free ‘premium apps’ to its consumers since launching the GetJar Gold Program and downloads of free  apps have increased 5000% over the same period.

New apps are added to the GetJar Gold catalog daily and developers joining the program include BBC Worldwide (Top Gear), Gamelion (Doodle Fit) and Konami’s (Krazy Kart Racing).  Other great apps and games in the Gold Program include Imperio, Handy Games ‘Guns ‘n’ Glory, Herocraft’s ‘Farm Frenzy’ and TouchType’s ‘SwiftKey X’.

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Developers are looking at GetJar Gold as an alternative avenue to reach new consumers and boost their revenue. “Making money as an independent game developer isn’t easy,” said Michael Dobele of Halfbrick Studios, makers of Age of Zombies and Fruit Ninja. “Gold is bringing in extra money from a new global audience. This is income we wouldn’t have seen otherwise.”

GetJar Gold is having a massive effect for participating apps like Imperio, the premium remote desktop app for Android. “Imperio generated more downloads in the first week of launch with GetJar Gold than on any other market, bringing in three times more revenue than we’ve previously seen,” said Dan Metcalfe, CEO of Mobisoft Corporation.

“This is by far the most successful program in the history of GetJar,” said GetJar CEO Ilja Laurs. “We are thrilled with the explosive traction the Gold program is getting and are working hard to further build out our offering to consumers and developers.”

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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