Just like how Opera is more or less neutral in the browser wars, as in it isn’t Microsoft versus Google, they carry that neutrality when it comes to mobile apps as well which is evident in the Opera Mobile Store which plays home to a variety of apps available for different platforms. This includes Android, BlackBerry, Java, Symbian, and even iOS. Opera boasts that they are the fifth-largest mobile app store in the world today and in a recent announcement, revealed that they have managed to hit a new milestone of 105 million visitors a month which was an increase of 172% since the close of 2012.
As it stands Opera currently plays host to over 200,000 apps and has also undergone a redesign back in 2013 which presumably helped play a part in seeing its user base grow. According to Lars Boilesen, the CEO of Opera Software, “In just over two years, the Opera Mobile Store has shown strong growth – from 18 million monthly visitors to 100 million, and has seen a fivefold increase in the number of apps offered. The compression technology in Opera’s browsers, combined with the broad portfolio of apps in the Opera Mobile Store across many different platforms, have resulted in massive adoption of the store worldwide.”