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Catch up with us at Mobile World Congress

Are you going to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona? So are we! Let us know if you’ll be attending by tweeting us @GetJar, or meet us in person at our evening event! Check out the invite below and RSVP if you can make it.

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Special Offer for GetJar Developers and Fans

Mobile 2.0 is an event focusing on the latest trends trends in consumer acceptance, mobile design, monetization, analytics, and advertising, use cases for HTML 5 and current events across the mobile landscape. The event has been kind enough to offer the GetJar community a 25% off discount code. This event, on September 1st in San Francisco, is a great opportunity to learn from, and meet, some great mobile developers including:

- Up and coming mobile start-ups

- Mobile Developer Evangelists, like Larry Berkin

- “Infamous” game developers such as Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio Angry Birds

You can check out the full list of speakers here:, or the full conference agenda here: This event  is designed to allow attendees to really engage with each other and session leaders,  staying true to the “Always On, Always Connected” theme. We highly recommend attending if you’re able. See you there!

When: September 1st – all day (doors open at 8am)
Where: The Grand Hyatt near Union Square – San Francisco
What: Full Agenda –
Discount: Register for Mobile 2.0 using the 25% discount code, “TwentyFive” here: Get 25% off the $199.00 published pricing.

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Put This On Your Calendar: NavTeq Dev Day – June 23, 2011

Our friends at Navteq are having a developer day on Thursday, June 23. NavTeq is a location-based mapping solution that we are big fans of. You can expect to see demos, hands-on support, and PRIZES! And, of course, you can expect to see lots and lots of code. The A-Z demos will have you walk way with a real understanding of how to add their features to your apps.

The rather good looking agenda includes:
• NAVTEQ LocationPoint™ Advertising APIs and how to monetize your app
• Bing Maps SDKs and Geocoding APIs
• Esri ArcGIS APIs and SDKs
• deCarta mobile APIs for Android, HTML5, iPhone, J2ME and Samsung bada

The day will end with a sandbox, hacking, feedback, and the aforementioned PRIZES (we at GetJar love nothing more than PRIZES)

At the end of the day, stick around to play with the APIs and hack away, get some feedback and win some cool prizes. The event will be at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale and is free to all attendees. Questions can be sent to

Register today! See you there!

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A Call for Apps!

App Developers who upload a new app to GetJar’s Developer Zone by Dec 15, 2010 11:59 PM, will be eligible for consideration for one or more of the following perks from GetJar including:
·      Marketing and PR support
·      Inclusion on GetJar’s “Most Wanted” List
·      GetJar+ Placement in the Mobile GetJar Search Results
·      $100 of GetJar PPD Ad credit (click here to learn more)
·      Device Anywhere testing credit
Based on a random drawing: one developer will win an Android eLocity A7 tablet!

Create your account and upload your app or mobile site shortcut today.

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The Mobile Developer Journey

Cool chart showing the Mobile Developer Journey.  Click on it to see the source story!

The Mobile Developer Journey

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Recent Developer Presentations

Thanks to Matt Abdou, the CTO of Androidpreneur, for recording these three presentations.   If there is interest we will edit these to include our slides.

  • Patrick Mork, CMO at the Sprint Developer’s Conference
  • Bruce Jones, Developer Evangelist at the Android Meetup
  • Aaron Kasten, from AndroidSwag at the Android Meetup
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Hints about tomorrow's app release!

With the success of Angry Birds last Friday morning, we are striving to find significant iPhone apps that are making the move to Android.

Tomorrow, Friday morning, sometime between 2 and 4 am Pacific time we will be the exclusive distributors of yet another app making the move to Android.

Here are some hints:

  • The app is an original classic on iPhone with over 7.5 million users
  • Started by college roommates at Stanford as a class project
  • YouTube videos have gone viral
  • 7 iPhone Apps and 1 iPad App
  • Apps are featured on Gizmodo, TechCrunch, IGN, MacWorld
  • 1 Android App and its only on GetJar
  • The Android version uses the accelerometer
  • The math algorithms in the app are developed by real Stanford mathematics and physics graduates
  • This classic is a must for the Android fan with annoying zombies or other pests
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2010 Big Android BBQ

The 2010 Big Android BBQ in Austin, #BigAndroidBBQ  was an incredible event.  It brought together fans, bloggers, podcasters, developers, root hackers and ROM rockstars together.  The sea of green shirts, beer, cool breeze, sunshine, Texas BBQ Brisket, and good old fashioned geek conversation made for a great event.

Demoed Galaxy’s Tab and a Texas Instruments Cowboid.

Well done to the team and a shout out to @RayWalters for hooking @GetJarDeveloper up!

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