London, UK – 9th November 2010, Shazam®, the leading mobile discovery provider has made its popular App available on GetJar, the largest multi-handset application store with over one billion downloads to date. Shazam’s launch on GetJar marks the first time the company has made its App available on an independent App store.
The free Shazam App has proved to be a popular choice with Symbian, Android, BlackBerry and Windows phone users on GetJar. Shazam’s ability to attract music lovers to the site has led to GetJar including Shazam as one of five key Apps to appear in its first movie theater advertising campaign, due to launch in U.S. theaters in November 2010.
“GetJar has quickly grown to become a trusted source for mobile App downloads and we are very pleased with the speed at which Shazam has become one of the most popular Apps on GetJar,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “Driving App discovery is essential in this marketplace, where choice can be overwhelming, so we’re looking forward to seeing how GetJar’s advertising initiative impacts the level of interest and downloads from consumers.”
“People come to GetJar to get the best range and quality of Apps - across all major platforms and phones for over 200 countries,” said Ilja Laurs, CEO, GetJar. “Shazam is one of the most distinctive and highly-rated Apps on GetJar, so we were keen to highlight its availability on GetJar in our first movie advertising campaign. Shazam has greatly enhanced our music offering and we’re confident that it will continue to help us grow our user base.”
Users of phones operating on Symbian, Android, BlackBerry and Windows platforms can download the free version of Shazam by going to getjar.com on their mobile device for what has become the must-have App to discover, buy and share music. Shazam on GetJar comes with a free trial of its premium App, Shazam Encore, with unlimited tagging and exclusive features. When the trial ends, Shazamers pay once to keep using Encore or choose to continue to enjoy Shazam for free.
Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com