The Opera Mobile Store, a place where Opera Mobile and Opera Mini browser users can download apps for a variety of platforms, has officially launched.

Of course, there are no iOS apps on offer, though Android, BlackBerry, PalmOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Java-based devices are supported. The Opera Mobile Store was created with Appia, a provider of open application marketplace technology.

To access the Opera Mobile Store, users of Opera Mini or Opera Mobile simply need to use a special Speed Dial link within the browser.

"The launch of the Opera Mobile Store supports Opera’s core belief in an open, cross-platform mobile internet experience by providing Opera users with an integrated storefront of mobile applications," said Mahi de Silva, EVP, Consumer Mobile, Opera Software.

"Our partnership with Appia delivers to all Opera Mobile and Opera Mini users easy access to a wide variety of great content, on any device, all over the world," de Silva continued.

The Opera Mobile Store launched in beta earlier this year and according to the company attracted 700,000 downloads per day in February. The company claims that some 100 million people worldwide use Opera's mobile browsers on their handsets.

Publishers can use the Opera Publisher Portal to get their applications onto the Opera Mobile Store.

Opera unveiled an iPad-optimised version of the Opera Mini browser at the recent Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.

Macworld last week reported that the Opera browser had become the first non-native browser to hit the Mac App Store, though it is only available to those over 17 years of age.