Apple is close to reaching a massive 50 billion software downloads from its popular App Store and to celebrate this impressive figure, the world renowned tech company has added a counter to its homepage at Apple.com.
As we race towards the impending 50,000,000,000th download Apple is offering some equally impressive rewards to loyal Apple iOS users. The top prize is $10,000 worth of games, social and entertainment apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod through the App Store to the person who grabs themselves the milestone app, and for the fifty who follow there’s a fairly generous $500 gift card on offer!
As the countdown does it’s thing, Apple’s website also offers some interesting and random facts relating to the remarkable figure. For example, 50 billion is equal to the amount of bricks needed to build 12 Great Walls of China!
The App Store opened for business in 2008, coinciding with the launch of the iPhone 3G and has since made it possible for developers to share free and paid-for apps across the majority of the Apple product range up to the recently launched Apple iPad Mini. The most popular free app to date is Facebook with downloaders of paid apps pushing Angry Birds to soaring heights!