Just in case you didn't know this, Verizon apparently has its own app store, or at least it will have it for a couple more months. Apparently, the Verizon App Store hasn't done so well, and much to the chagrin of the two whole people who ever used it <sarcasm>, Verizon plans to shutter it in January 2013.

If you are like us, you probably went out of your way to avoid all the bloatware that Verizon puts on their devices and never really noticed they had an app store. Furthermore, it's not like it really ever got much press. In fact, we have to admit, it is possible we actually did a story on it sometime last year, but since then have completely forgotten about it. Obviously, we can't say we are sad to see it go, because we didn't even remember it was here...

Here's a quote with a few more details,

If you're a developer worried about what's gonna happen to your app, the company says you'll retain all your app metrics, reporting, and payments throughout the closure. We're also reassured that the developer community's support won't be going away in the future, post-closure, with Verizon's David Sandberg telling Engadget, "The developer community -- that website and the folks who work with developers -- they'll still be there. We'll still be providing them with support." The closure also won't affect any employee positions, Sandberg says.
Well, at least it's good to see that the impact the Verizon app store will have when it closes is just about as minimal as it had when it was open.

Thanks for the tip, NoStopN!

Source: Engadget