NORTHBROOK, ILL.--Hands down, Handster rules in the world of Android app stores.
According to a new report by mobile research specialist Research2Guidance, Handster leads the independent stores for Android apps. Handster manages more free and paid apps than anyone else--nearly 23,000 to date. About 2500 new apps are added every month.
As a full-catalog store, Handster also distributes apps for Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian, Java and iPhone. Smartphone and tablet users can also access Handster via website and mobile web.
Handster's development network consists of more than 5,200 developers from 57 countries. Since 2004, Handster has established a reputation as a reliable software distributor that selects and offers top-quality applications, while providing excellent service.
The Android OS is gaining popularity as a platform, with experts estimating that half of smartphones released in the next year will be based on Android platform.
"Handster is different than other app stores because it works to support developers so that they get noticed," said Victor Shaburov, CEO and founder of Handster. "The Android market is so overcrowded, developers have a difficult time getting noticed."
Shaburov said that Handster offers software developers stronger discoverability and promotion of their applications by offering single place distribution to multiple distribution channels, as the direct Handster.com store, hosted HP, Toshiba Android stores and aggregation partners LG, MTS, SKT, Huawei, Ericsson and other stores.
Founded in 2004, Handster is a privately owned Application Store solution company with operations in the U.S., Germany and the Ukraine. The Handster Application Store offers a scalable, highly flexible white-label Application Store solution for mobile operators, handset manufacturers and distributors. For more information, visit www.handster.com.
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