GetJar is an independent mobile phone app store founded in Lithuania in 2004, with offices in Vilnius, Lithuania and San Mateo, California. The company was founded by Ilja Laurs in 2004, who is currently its Executive Chairman and Chris Dury is the CEO. Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management are among the investors. GetJar was started by developers for developers in 2004 as an app beta testing platform. The platform started making free apps available in early 2005.