Bruce Jones from GetJar came over to Berlin as a sponsor for our Jam Session at IT-Profits earlier this month, and he shared the exciting news that GetJar had just the day before announced that it had delivered its 1 billionth download. Since then, the company's gone from strength to strength: its CEO, Ilja Laurs, appeared on CNBC talking about the company's success, and it also announced that it closed on its second round of venture funding. So congrats all around to the team at GetJar!
I was able to catch up with Bruce this week for a chat about all the news, as well as to learn more about The Gettie Awards, in which GetJar is recognizing the top apps on a number of different platforms, and giving away tons of great prizes to developers. Entries close June 30, so be sure to visit the Getties site and submit your app!
Carlo Longino, WIP: Hi Bruce! Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do at GetJar.
Bruce Jones, GetJar: I started the first week of May as the Senior...