DataWind has tied up with GetJar to pre install the GetJar app store on all its tablets giving all Datawind customers access to download their choice of thousands of free applications.
GetJar’s app store offers customers access to over 350,000 free applications, many of which users would have to pay for in other app stores. GetJar accomplishes this through an advertising based model having developers pay for placement of their applications subsidizing the consumer’s costs. This is especially important in markets like India where online payment methods are unreliable and grossly unavailable.
“GetJar is an established partner with a very large selection of free applications that users can download onto their UbiSlate or Aakash tablets. We’re excited by the added value this brings to our end users”, DataWind CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli said.
Chris Dury, GetJar’s CEO adds “Low cost tablets open the capabilities of applications and the Internet for millions of people. We are happy to help Datawind make free applications and our GetJar Gold program available to these new tablet customers.”