Following an agreement between Opera Software and Microsoft, Opera Mobile Store will replace Nokia Store as the default app store for Nokia’s feature phones, Symbian and Nokia X smartphones. During the first half of 2015, the Nokia Store will be replaced by Opera Mobile Store.
How much does it cost to register an app with Opera Mobile Store (OMS)?
Registering your apps is 100% free, there are no hidden charges or activation fees.
What mobile platforms does Opera Mobile Store support?
We support Android, Java, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone and iOS platforms.
What mobile devices does Opera Mobile Store support?
Currently, OMS supports over 7,500 mobile devices spanning most major device manufacturers.
How does Opera Mobile Store handle vendor royalty transfers?
Developers receive 70% royalties and Opera Mobile Store takes a 30% share from Net Sales on Android, Blackberry and Symbian, after transaction costs and taxes are deducted. On the Java platform the ratio is 50/50.
How and when do I get paid?
We can send you a check (free), Paypal transfer (free), or wired transfer (bank charges US$45 for this). We make payments at the beginning of every month for the previous month period when your account reaches US$200 dollars or more.
Publishing apps with IAPs and advertisements
We accept apps with already existing in-app payments. No revenue share is required from our side for such apps. You also do not need to make any changes in your SDK.
Are any changes in APK required for publishing on OMS?
No, you do not need to make any changes to your APK.
Does publishing on OMS violate with Google Play rules?
There is nothing in Google Play’s terms that prohibit an app developer to distribute their app *both* through the Google Play Store and OMS. There are details about using Google APIs for apps distributed through Google Play that might require that the version of the app for Google Play can not be 100% identical to the version that is distributed through OMS.
Are there any limitations on Opera Mobile Store regarding in-app purchases?
No, Opera Mobile Store is not involved with any in-app billing service that you may use. Note that Google requires that developers use Google Play’s in-app billing service for in-app purchases for apps distributed through Google Play, section on “Paid and Free Apps” - link.
What are the benefits of registering my apps on Opera Mobile Store?
The multi-platform Opera Mobile Store is the fifth-most popular app store, accessible in more than 196 countries worldwide, featuring more than 300,000 apps and games. It enjoys a monthly average of 200M+ unique visitors and the support of more than 40,000 developers and a dozen global operators. It has the service depth and breadth to be a great successor to Nokia Store.
Why should I have my apps on Opera Mobile Store if I am already on Google Play?
Opera Mobile Store helps you reach customers in the fastest growing mobile markets who don’t usually access Google Store, the App Store or Amazon. The more stores that carry your app the more customers you can reach. The same is true with brick-n-mortar stores and virtually any other business. For additional insight on why having your apps available in multiple stores is great for your business, we encourage you to review: Five Benefits of Multi-Store Distribution.
What advantages does Opera Mobile Store have compared to other stores?
- market reach and potential for market share
- more selection in choosing “where to focus”
- building brand name recognition
- developing customer and networking relationships
- diversification for long-term revenue potential
Are there any restrictions on the kinds of apps that I can register on Opera Mobile Store?
- adult content
- hate speech
- infringement of intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights or patents)
Will I have full control over my apps published on OMS?
Yes. You can edit, disable and add new apps at any time. To completely remove an app or account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once my app is available on Opera Mobile Store can I promote it?
Yes, you can and we encourage you to do so. Developers can promote their apps with our self-service pay-per-download-program via https://publishers.apps.opera.com/ or contact an Opera Mobile Store representative to help you via at email@example.com.
You are also free to reference the web page or URL your app is on in any social networking posts, emails, newsletters, app reviews, or on your web site. Your personal account on Opera Mobile Store can also generate very nice banners along with the necessary HTML code that you can use to promote your apps anywhere you like!
Where can I find documentation and other tools for mobile app development?
You can find a wealth of information on many aspects of mobile app design, marketing and business development on the OMS Guide for Mobile App Developers.