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Opera Says App Store Effort Reaches 200,000 Apps and 105 Million Monthly Visitors

It now operates the fifth-largest mobile app store in the world.

Norwegian browser maker Opera says its efforts to build an app store are starting to show traction, with the site now garnering more than 100 million visitors per month.

Opera bills its mobile app store as the world’s fifth largest, with a catalog of more than 200,000 apps for Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, iOS and Java.

Opera got into the App Store business back in 2011, partnering with Appia. It has since struck deals with a number of mobile carriers, including several operators in Eastern Europe. Java-based apps are still the bulk of downloads, although Android has reached nearly the same level thanks to a big jump over the past year. India is the biggest country for usage, though the U.S. has risen from No. 5 to No. 2, followed by Indonesia.

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