Over 100 Million Monthly Users for Opera's App Store
Published on: 28th Jan 2014
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Opera the mobile browser developer says that its own mobile app store has now surpassed 100 million monthly users.
The company says that its app store saw exponential growth in its user base over the 12 last months, increasing by 172% since the close of 2012. The Opera Mobile Store currently offers more than 200,000 mobile apps and games across most mobile platforms, including Android, Java, BlackBerry, Symbian and iOS.
Opera says that its Android users showed strong growth during 2013, nearly reaching the level of Java-based downloads. Android app downloads are currently 42.7% of total downloads - up 16.8% in one year.
The top-three countries based on the number of Opera Mobile Store users were India, the United States (jumping five positions up to no. 2) and Indonesia.
The number of page views and downloads in the Opera Mobile Store each grew 250% year over year. In 2013, the Opera Mobile Store acquired 1.7 times more new users than in 2012. Also, the visit-to-downloads ratio increased 20%, suggesting that users are spending more time finding and downloading more content.
"The Opera Mobile Store was launched in September 2011, based on the technology from the acquisition of Handster. 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" says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "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."