Recently it looks as if Apple is going after anyone that might be getting in their way, or even close. Amazon is not the only one being attacked by the bullies over at Apple over the use of the term “App Store” and apparently they are now after GetJar. The list goes on and on from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Amazon and plenty more I’ve most likely forgot about since they seem to be suing everyone.
If you saw the latest blog posting at GetJar they explain things quite well and put it all into perspective a bit. This is probably the best quote so I figured I’d share it with all our readers.
…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.”
Amazon and their “Free App of the Day” has made them pretty popular as of late, but GetJar has been around a long while and started distributing free apps in like 2005, back when an iPhone or app store was just a crazy thought in Steve Jobs mind. Popular games getting huge attention specifically at GetJar’s “App Store” like Angry Birds and Cut The Rope might have been part of the reason for the recent attack by Apple but we don’t know what goes on inside those walls.
I must admit that I do like the reply from GetJar on the matter, they are standing strong and are throwing some tough words back at Steve & Co over at Apple. They state facts about when they started, and if the term “App Store” can even be owned as well as plenty of other details. It is worth the read so I urge you to check it out if you are interested.[via GetJar Blog]