Launch of Opera Mobile Store causes GetJar to eject Opera Mini from marketplace
App - with new store - violates terms and conditions
As such, GetJar has blocked Opera Mini from download on its marketplace, claiming via Twitter that the app breaks its terms and conditions.
App store wars
"Due to violations of our T&C's Opera Mini has been banned from GetJar," the firm said on its stream.
"[Opera] placed an app store in their browser. one thing we cant do is promote competing app stores."
GetJar isn't, of course, the first marketplace to shut out what it considers to be a competitor.
Google recently came in for much criticism after it temporarily blocked Kongregate Arcade from sale on Android Market, the suggestion made to Kongregate CEO Jim Greer that said action was taken because Google read the app which gave players access to 300 free Flash based games as a bonafide marketplace in its own right.
GetJar's case is certainly stronger, given Opera Mini gives direct access to the Mobile Store itself based on Appia's white label app store.