If you haven’t heard of GetJar then it’s something you should 100% go out and look at. An alternative to the official Android Market, GetJar offers a number of paid apps for free via their GetJar Gold scheme.
Currently the one downside to using the market they have is that there would be no way of knowing there is an updated version of any app you downloaded, however that is all about to change!
We here at GetJar are very proud to announce a new feature for Android developers. Our engineering team has been hard at work on your most requested feature, and it’s finally here. GetJar now supports update notifications for Android Apps. Updates are important to GetJar’s most important resource, you the developer. They help you do what you do best: making amazing apps and games. Previous to this, if you updated your app there was no way to automatically let all of your users know about the new version. A user would have to know there was an update and intentionally go to GetJar and click download again. But now, similar to the Android App store, a notification will appear in a user’s status bar.
Yep, that’s right folks, just like the title suggests, the notifications that updates are available for apps you downloaded are on their way!
This will make a huge difference to the market in general and most likely increase their market share of the app world.