Today, PocketGear announces its acquisition of Handango, making it the world’s largest cross-platform app store. It now supports over 2,000 devices and every major OS platform. It reaches users in over 175 countries with over 140,000 free and paid apps.

“Our vision is to facilitate an open app store ecosystem that supports every mobile device, every application, and every carrier network globally,” said Jud Bowman, President and CEO of PocketGear. “By combining the two largest independent app store companies, we’re creating significantly more scale and value for all of the stakeholders in the open app store ecosystem.”