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Yahoo adds GetJar apps to its mobile search

Yahoo and GetJar sitting in a tree...
Yahoo and GetJar sitting in a tree...

GetJar and Yahoo have announced a link-up which will see all of GetJar's apps appear in the search results of Yahoo Mobile.

In a deal that the companies are calling a 'first of its kind', GetJar is hoping that melding information about its apps on to Yahoo Mobile will increase awareness of the site and the content that is on offer.

The search results for the apps - of which there are 75,000 - will work by keyword. So if you search 'sport', then a bunch of sport-related apps will appear.


GetJar is a third-party app store that offers up all of its content for free, with the apps coming with adverts.

It made headlines last month when it was the store chosen by Rovi to host Angry Birds for Android.

It was picked instead of Google's own Android Market and it meant the store had exclusivity of the game for a limited time.

The Yahoo Search integration looks likely to come to the UK in 2011.

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.