05 MAR

Apple’s 25 Billion App Store Downloads Countdown Contest Concludes

by Marianne Schultz
 

Apple announced today the successful conclusion of its 25 billion App Store download contest that kicked off late last month. Chunli Fu of China downloaded the 25 billionth app, Where’s My Water? Free, winning the contest’s grand prize, a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.

Apple had celebrated 10 billion App Store downloads last summer with a similar contest, also offering a $10,000 iTunes gift card grand prize then. That contest was won by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent in England.

3 Comments

  1. Andreas Edlef

    Guess I’ll be aiming for the 50 billion mark … haha! – Congrats to the winner though. Who couldn’t use a $10,000 iTunes giftcard? :)

  2. Bob Foraples

    I don’t think I could ‘use’ a $10000 iTunes giftcard…at least not all of it! :)

  3. Brad

    If the winner is smart, she’ll create some stupid app, charge $10,000 for it, use her gift card to pay for it and be able to keep like 2/3 of it (after Apple takes its share).

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