You could consider Opera basically neutral in the browser wars. It isn’t Microsoft versus Google, so this neutrality carries over to mobile apps as well. So the Opera Mobile Store has a variety of apps available for different platforms. So it makes sense that it would get many visitors.
The platforms include all of the popular one: Android, BlackBerry, Java, Symbian, and iOS too. In fact, Opera is the fifth-largest mobile app store in the world at the moment. And now they have made an announcement that they have hit 105 million visitors a month. Very impressive.
That is an increase of 172% since the close of 2012. It is easy to see why. Opera currently has over 200,000 apps and has also had a redesign in 2013 which likely helped. Lars Boilesen, the CEO of Opera Software says, “In just over two years, the Opera Mobile Store has shown strong growth – from 18 million monthly visitors to 100 million, and has seen a fivefold increase in the number of apps offered. The compression technology in Opera’s browsers, combined with the broad portfolio of apps in the Opera Mobile Store across many different platforms, have resulted in massive adoption of the store worldwide.” Of course you can expect that number to grow grow grow.
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