Bitstream adds GetJar’s branded app store link to BOLT’s “Favorites” in revenue share agreement
SAN MATEO, California and MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – MobilityWire® – August 5, 2010
GetJar the world’s second largest app store, today announced that it has partnered with Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS), developers of the acclaimed BOLT™ mobile browser, to offer users of BOLT immediate access to GetJar’s entire library of 70,000+ free mobile applications. Subscribers gain immediate access to GetJar’s massive library of applications via a GetJar branded apps store link on the favorites page.
“Fundamentally BOLT is about getting the most utility possible from your mobile phone, a mission we share with GetJar,” said Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream. “This agreement also brings an important new revenue opportunity for BOLT as any revenue generated through the download of sponsored premium applications is split between the two companies. We partnered with GetJar because are they are the most experienced, ‘open’ application catalog working across multiple platforms such as Java ME, BlackBerry OS, Symbian – any device and platform used by our customers.”
Through this agreement, BOLT’s users will have easy access to a growing catalog on tens of thousands of mobile applications ranging from games, social networking, sports, entertainment and productivity applications. GetJar charges developers for premium placement in their catalog. When those applications are downloaded via BOLT, GetJar and Bitstream will split the revenue. Popular apps such as Facebook® Mobile, Yahoo!, Shazam, and CNN can be easily downloaded directly via the BOLT browser. BOLT also supports multiple simultaneous downloads, allowing its users to really expand the functionality and fun they get from their mobile phone.
“With millions of users from every corner of the globe able to use BOLT to download applications, this agreement represents an important new channel for distributing GetJar’s applications,” said Bill Scott, vice president of sales and business development at GetJar. “It’s exciting to see Web browsing technology meeting the overwhelming demand for apps. App Catalogue Express is designed to make it quick and easy for our partners to seamlessly launch a pre-populated app store across all major devices and platforms such as Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, among others.”
Bitstream joins other leading companies already using GetJar’s flexible, open app store approach including Sprint, Rogers, LG Corp., 3UK, The Carphone Warehouse and Virgin Mobile France. GetJar offers both branded and white label solutions.
The BOLT mobile browser, one of GetJar’s Top 10 overall application downloads, works on any Java ME equipped mobile phone, which represents approximately 75 percent of the estimated to be 4.6 billion handsets in use worldwide, including BlackBerry and many Windows Mobile smartphones. People can download BOLT directly from GetJar at http://www.getjar.com/mobile/25910/bitstream-bolt/.
The acclaimed BOLT mobile browser has the most faithful rendering of Web pages of any browser in its class. This fast mobile browser quickly and accurately displays Web pages on mobile phones just as they would appear on desktop computers. BOLT is the only browser for mobile phones of all types to support streaming video from popular media sharing sites such as YouTube and MySpace. Based on the same WebKit rendering engine used by the iPhone’s Safari and Android’s Chrome browsers, BOLT is compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones. BOLT features a patented split-screen viewing mode, intuitive keystroke shortcuts and copy/paste functionality, and offers a user-friendly, feature-rich mobile browsing experience for even entry-level mobile phones. Download BOLT for free at http://boltbrowser.com – the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s award-winning fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution. The company’s MyFonts brand is the world’s leading provider of fonts to consumers. Bitstream’s Pageflex brand enables marketers to easily produce customized communications in print, email, and online. The company’s latest offering is the BOLT mobile browser, which has been installed by millions of users worldwide since its release in February 2009. For more information visit www.bitstream.com.
GetJar is the world’s second largest apps store, second only to the Apple, with over 1 billion downloads to date. The company’s key point of difference is its open market approach, which allows it to deliver applications for both feature phones and smartphones across all major platforms such as Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Symbian among others. The company provides more than 70,000 mobile applications to consumers in more than 200 countries. In 2009 GetJar won the Meffy, Tiecon50 and Mobile Excellence awards for its achievements and products. GetJar is backed by Accel Partners and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the UK and Lithuania. For more information: www.getjar.com and follow us on Twitter @getjar.
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