Opera launches its app store for Java, Symbian, BlackBerry, Android and windows phone platform powered by mobile app marketplace “Appia”. This offers both free and paid apps which is live in more than 200 countries.
Features of Opera Mobile App Store:
- Featured, top picks, free and top 50 apps on app store home screen.
- Apps based on device model and platform.
- Different categories like Tools, Games, Science, Sport etc to choose from.
- Payment for paid apps based on local currency.
- Shows list of app that are already downloaded.
- Saves the app file on the device before installing.
During the launch event of the product,
Mahi de Silva, executive vice president for Opera’s Consumer Mobile group, said:
The launch of the Opera Mobile Store supports Opera’s core belief in an open, cross-platform mobile Internet experience by providing Opera users with an integrated storefront of mobile applications. Our partnership with Appia delivers to all Opera Mobile and Opera Mini users easy access to a wide variety of great content, on any device, all over the world.
Jud Bowman, CEO of Appia said:
The Opera Mobile Store presents a remarkable opportunity for mobile application developers to distribute localized content through a single, far-reaching marketplace. Appia is thrilled to partner with Opera to deliver an incredible storefront of applications to Opera users and beyond
Looks like Opera will now be a new competitor to Android market, iTunes store, Blackberry app world and OVI store. If you download Opera mini or Opera mobile, app store link is available on the speed dial. To access Opera App store visit mobilestore.opera.com from your device or from pc ( select device platform and model) to download apps.