Apple’s 50 Billion App Download Contest Concluded, Winner Announced

Apple this morning announced that its App Store had reached the 50 billion download mark and that the contest to mark the occasion, which had started on May 2, has concluded. The winner of the contest, who gets a $10,000 App Store gift card, is Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio.

Apple would like to thank our incredible customers and developers for topping 50 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The App Store completely transformed how people use their mobile devices and created a thriving app ecosystem that has paid out over nine billion dollars to developers. We’re absolutely floored to cross this milestone in less than five years.

Ashmore’s winning download was the free iPhone game Say the Same Thing by Space Inch, the developer of Mac app Lost Photos, which we featured earlier this week.

Apple’s App Store has seen incredible growth since its launch in 2008. As pointed out by our sister site MacRumors, the App Store took about 3 years and 8 months to reach 25 billion downloads and only 14.5 months for the next 25 billion to reach 50 billion downloads.


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Still waiting for the names of the $500 prize winners…


Yea I to am waiting for the 50 runner up winners That were each going to receive 500$. Its weird because there has not been one person on the web saying that they won the 500$ prize. so ether apple is having issues with determining the winners, or there holding off long enough for people to forget and apple will slide bye without rewarding anyone else….. I hope not I am interested to see who the winners were and what app they downloaded to win. supposedly its 10 days after the contest closes then the winners will be revealed. So if thats accurate then this Saturday should be the day. Though we will see.


They called me like 2 weeks after the contest was finished and asked me for my info an made me signed a waiver; supposedly i was one of the 50 winners of the $500. One month later, and i havent gotten my gift card. I repllied the email back asking what happened with my prize and receive no answer.

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