GetJar, an independent app store, yesterday announced 1.5 billion app downloads in its first year of operation.

GetJar has been around since 2004. It features close to 50,000 applications — such as Google Maps and the Opera browser — and works on all major platforms. The company is backed by Accel Partners and says it’s profitable. It has around two dozen employees.

Some stats:

  • Registered developers: 292,215
  • Registered beta-testers: 41,265
  • Supported Devices: 1,541
  • Total Game/Application Files: 48,821
  • Files Uploaded Last Week (2009 Jul 6 – 2009 Jul 12): 584
  • Downloads Last Week (2009 Jul 6 – 2009 Jul 12): 8,054,963

For the Get Jar developer blog, click here.

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