Verizon has announced that its store for Android and Blackberry devices will be shutting down starting in January 2013 with the goal of completing the closure by March 2013. App submissions will stop during this month and apps that require a monthly license check will also be removed from the Verizon app catalog this month.
“Most apps existing on Verizon Apps are already available on multiple app storefronts, such as Google Play, Amazon and BlackBerry App World. Business applications submitted to Verizon’s Private Applications Store for Business will continue to be available for purchase and download to enterprise customers,” the company announced. “We’ll be introducing new merchandising strategies, starting with AppLuvr: an app that can help get your Android app discovered by millions of Verizon customers.”