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Nimbuzz for Ovi Downloaded a Million Times

Nimbuzz, a mobile VoIP service and social networking services integrator, said today that its Symbian app has been downloaded more than a million time from Nokia’s (s nok) Ovi Store. In other words, Nimbuzz is benefiting handsomely from increased usage of the Ovi Store.

After a rocky start, the Ovi store has founds its sea legs, so to speak. More recently, Nokia has talked about the success of its Ovi Maps application and increased usage of the Ovi store with over million downloads a day. Nimbuzz, I presume, is being helped by the marketing push being made by Nokia in many countries.

While it’s great to see Nimbuzz pass the million downloads-mark, I would expect it to start reporting active daily sessions in the near future. Downloads, after all, are only part of the overall engagement metric on mobile platforms.

Nimbuzz recently passed 15 million registered users and now is adding about million new people every month. Nimbuzz got a big boost from its iPhone (s aapl) application, and has also launched an Android (s goog) version. I’ve found its call-out service to be of high quality; I use it to make most of my international calls.

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5 Responses to “Nimbuzz for Ovi Downloaded a Million Times”

  1. @windycity

    Yes, there is. You can use NimbuzzOut for that, which is in the Phonebook tab.

    NimbuzzOut is a cheap calling solution. You just top up your calling credits on NimbuzzOut and then call numbers from your phonebook for dirt cheap ;)

  2. Congratulations to Tobias and the Nimbuzz team. They make one of the best apps on the market and a testament to their quality has been the more then 27 million downloads they’ve done here on GetJar. Part of that success has been a relentless pursuit of quality on every OS and device. The rest has been a consistent focus on improving the download experience and making sure their app is always top of mind for consumers. There’s a reason why they are at the top of our US download charts month after month.

    congratulations guys!

    Patrick Mork
    VP Marketing

  3. Nothing I have yet downloaded from the OVI store has worked. Wondering if the download to success and the retention ratio and churn is on OVI as high as on GetJar. GetJar is a very bad platform if you are looking for high quality customers. I have he same experience with OVI. Once you got more than 2 apps on a Symbian the operation system and hardware on the phone starts breaking and you need to flash the phone and start from scratch. The OVI platform is just not that well designed and the handsets (smartphone’s) from Nokia neither. Tested the N900 and it was horrible compared to the Nexus One or my iPhone. Wonder how long Nokia got to get it right.

    • Hi Rick,

      Tobias from Nimbuzz here.

      What Symbian phone are you using and when did you last try the download?

      Also, are you downloading via the Ovi App on your mobile, or the website?

      Our Symbian client is the most amazing (ok, I am biased here :) ) Would really love your feedback.