Mobile app site GetJar bans Opera Mini over Opera Mobile Store

Mobile application store GetJar announced on Twitter a few hours ago that Opera Mini has been banned from the store:

Due to violations of our T&C's Opera Mini has been banned from GetJar.

This is apparently due to the recently announced Opera Mobile Store, which is available from Speed Dial in Opera Mini.

TechCrunch posted an upcoming blog post by Patrick Mork, Head of Marketing at GetJar, which says that they don't have a problem with Opera's link to a competing app store in principle, but in practice, "consumers might start using this app store instead of visiting GetJar".

It should be noted that the official statements from both Opera and GetJar indicate that the two companies do want to come to an agreement, so that GetJar fans can still download their favorite browser from the site in the future.

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18 thoughts on “Mobile app site GetJar bans Opera Mini over Opera Mobile Store

  1. Wait wait, so out of fear that Opera Mini users would stop using GetJar, GetJar bans Opera Mini users?Logic fail, anyone?

  2. GetJar is a joke anyway. Remember when they got Angry Birds exclusivity, servers fell over within minutes and people just got it from Android Market instead..People won't use GetJar because its shite and a waste of my time.

  3. "consumers might start using this app store instead of visiting GetJar"

    Oh my god its free choice, the most evil monster and enemy of the mankind! Stop it, kill it!

  4. Out of topic: whenever I click you links on Twitter (here it was "http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar") I only get a blank page and I can not even display it's source.I had to browse up to http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/ and then select the blog post which leads to the exact same url (http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar) and then the page loaded.It's not the first time I get such a behaviour on Opera Blog pages (using Opera as browser obviously).

  5. Originally posted by GoustiFruit:

    Out of topic: whenever I click you links on Twitter (here it was "http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar") I only get a blank page and I can not even display it's source.I had to browse up to http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/ and then select the blog post which leads to the exact same url (http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar) and then the page loaded.It's not the first time I get such a behaviour on Opera Blog pages (using Opera as browser obviously).

    same here 😦

  6. The most simple solution would be:Submit an Opera Mini version without the Opera Store to GetJar.But Opera might negotiate different options, of course.

  7. Hmmm…Thumbs down to GetJar. :(BTW, Originally posted by GoustiFruit:

    Out of topic: whenever I click you links on Twitter (here it was "http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar") I only get a blank page and I can not even display it's source.I had to browse up to http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/ and then select the blog post which leads to the exact same url (http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar) and then the page loaded.It's not the first time I get such a behaviour on Opera Blog pages (using Opera as browser obviously).

    Exactly the same case with me. Opera 11.1 latest snapshot on Win7.

  8. Originally posted by GoustiFruit:

    Out of topic: whenever I click you links on Twitter (here it was "http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar") I only get a blank page and I can not even display it's source.I had to browse up to http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/ and then select the blog post which leads to the exact same url (http://my.opera.com/haavard/blog/2011/03/09/getjar) and then the page loaded.It's not the first time I get such a behaviour on Opera Blog pages (using Opera as browser obviously).

    same 😦 This also appears in other myopera blog

  9. "Download Bolt, UCweb, Dolphin, Layar or Sqauce and others as needed" LOL, they are playing dirty…

  10. "Download Bolt, UCweb, Dolphin, Layar or Sqauce and others as needed" LOL, they are playing dirty…

    Reversing their logic, Opera cannot afford to be offered in an app store that promotes its competitors… -.-

  11. Who cares??? Getjar sucks anyway… At least for blackberry users. I tried to delete the link off my Bolt mobile browser and it wouldn't let me. Lol…:p

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