After yesterdays launch of Opera Mobile App Store, Lithuanian GetJar an alternative website providing apps for multiple platforms has issued a tweet stating they have now dropped the Opera Mini browser from their range of apps.
From further tweets GetJar has now confirmed that it is in direct response to the new Opera mobile app store and that the release of the new Opera Mobile App Store now mean that the Opera Mini browser breaks their own terms and conditions to be included in the GetJar app store.
GetJar have issued this response to the removal of the Opera Mini browser:
“The simple problem is that Opera mini decided to include a competing app store in its browser. Although we don’t have any issue with this in principle, in practice it means that consumers might start using this app store instead of visiting GetJar to get their favourite apps. This robs GetJar of traffic and therefore of the advertising necessary to keep our service free for the more than 25 million consumers that use GetJar.”
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