GetJar replies to Apple, says "Steve Jobs isn't our dad" - Teckeela

Jul 12, 2011

GetJar replies to Apple, says "Steve Jobs isn't our dad"

GetJar, in a blog post has hit back at Apple's cease and desist appeal(which was seen here) to stop using the term "App Store", and I must say GetJar has screamed  "We're not gonna take it" out loud. Getjar CMO, Patrick Mork said in the post that they aren't really competing with Apple.
He said, "We merely re-direct Apple users to Apple’s App Store as a courtesy... We don’t even get much iOS traffic and our Android traffic is hundreds of times larger and strategically far more important. Why do we even do it? Because as the largest FREE app store that serves consumers on over 2,500 devices in 190 countries we don’t discriminate against Apple users although Apple apparently chooses to discriminate against us."

Mork put forth some hard facts to establish it's argument. He said that GetJar was up and running way before the iPhone came into existence. "So it’s not as if we were waiting around for Apple to come up with the idea of app stores and decided in 2011: “Apps will be big, let’s scribble together a business plan and raise some VC money!” Mork said.

Mork, in a not-so-polite tone also questioned if Apple owns the term "App Store" and again laid down facts to prove his point. Mork ended the letter with the following note, which clearly defines GetJar's stand.
"GetJar won’t be subject to this kind of bullying.  We’re not going to “Cease & Desist”.  We were here long before Steve & Co.  We were built by developers, to help developers.  Not to help sell handsets or search results. In the words of Twisted Sister: We’re not going to take it! Steve Jobs isn’t our Dad."

Mork also asked to join the Open Free App Movement(#OFAM) on Facebook and Twitter. Oh! and the movement, in his own words is to encourage every pissed off developer, start-up, carrier, OEM or NGO who is fed up with this crap to make their voice heard.

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