Virgin Mobile France chooses GetJar as app store partner

GetJar has been chosen by Virgin Mobile France – the fourth largest French mobile operator – to provide its entire catalogue of free mobile applications for its newly announced mobile app store to be launched the 17 June.

The launch of Virgin’s app store coincides with the release of Virgin’s new unlimited voice, SMS and data plans.

The announcement further broadens GetJar’s range of industry partnerships, which already includes the likes of Sony Ericsson and 3 UK. Consumers in France will be offered access to over 45,000 free apps via the Virgin Mobile portal, alongside other key content such as ringtones and premium games.

GetJar has been providing mobile applications to consumers since 2005 and now receives over one million downloads a day across more than 200 countries. The company boasts over 200,000 developer accounts and has been delivering millions of downloads for applications developers and content owners such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, Nimbuzz, and eBuddy among others.

Julien Allisy, marketing and communication director at Virgin Mobile France, said: “GetJar’s track record, extensive cross platform catalogue, scale and expertise were really what we were looking for in an app store partner. We can immediately offer our consumers who subscribed to our new unlimited data plans the largest range of apps on the largest range of handsets, via a platform which is trusted around the world.”