Founded by Ilja Laurs in 2004, GetJar (www.getjar.com) is the world’s largest independent app store with nearly 800 million downloads to date. The company provides more than 50,000 mobile applications across all major handsets and platforms to consumers in more than 200 countries.
GetJar connects mobile consumers, developers, publishers, and advertisers in an interactive environment, and gives users a unique and active role in product development.
GetJar is backed by marquee investors Accel Partners and is based in the Silicon Valley with offices in the UK and Lithuania
In June 2009 the company was awarded a Meffy Award for the best Direct-2-consumer service and has been shortlisted for several awards, including the Mobile Excellence Awards for Best Mobile Service, The Europas for the “Best Mobile start up”