Download the 50 Billionth App, Get $10,000

By on May 5, 2013

Just over 1 year ago Apple’s App Store hit an astonishing 25 billion app downloads, and in a few short days it will hit another incredible milestone of 50 billion downloads!  If you are the lucky 50 billionth app downloader you could be in for a treat, a $10,00o AppStore Gift Card that is!  Followed by the next 50 downloads which will receive a $500 AppStore Gift Card.  Just to put the amount of app downloads into perspective that’s approximately:

Apple App Downloads

  • 3.8 Billion downloads per month
  • 892 Million downloads per week
  • 126 Million downloads per day
  • 5 Million downloads per hour
  • 88 Thousand downloads per minute
  • 1,500 downloads per second

As of today, nearly 50 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. And we couldn’t have done it without you. So we want to say

The top free downloaded apps are Facebook, Pandora, Instagram, YouTube and Skype.  According to, “Apple has also paid out more than $9 billion to app developers”

Not an Apple user?  No problem, you can still enter to win at

The 50 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion is open only to entrants who are 13 years of age or older (or the minimum age required by your country) at the time of entry, and are legal residents located in a participating country. Void where prohibited. Limit 25 entries per person per day. No purchase necessary. This contest ends after the download of the 50,000,000,050th app


The winners will be listed online at within approximately ten (10) days following the end of the Promotion Period.

Apple is no stranger to awarding prizes as they hit new milestones.  In February German user Phillip Lüpke received a Apple Gift card worth $10,000 euros (approx $13,000 USD) for downloaded the 25 billionth song from iTunes.

Top 25 Free Apps

Top 25 Paid Apps

  1. Facebook
  2. Pandora Radio
  3. Instagram
  4. YouTube
  5. Skype
  6. Words with Friends Free
  7. The Weather Channel
  8. Twitter
  9. Temple Run
  10. Google Search
  11. Netflix
  12. Shazam
  13. Angry Birds Free
  14. Draw Something Free
  15. Flashlight
  16. Facebook Messenger
  17. Google Earth
  18. Fruit Ninja Free
  19. iHeartRadio
  20. Movies by Flixter
  21. Bump
  22. eBay
  23. Pac-Man Lite
  24. Groupon
  25. Google Maps
  1. Angry Birds
  2. Fruit Ninja
  3. Doodle Jump
  4. Cut the Rope
  5. Angry Birds Seasons
  6. WhatsApp Messenger
  7. Camera+
  8. Words with Friends
  9. Tiny Wings
  10. Angry Birds Space
  11. Pocket God
  12. Plants vs. Zombies
  13. The Game of Life Classic
  14. The Moron Test
  15. Where’s My Water
  16. Draw Something
  17. Monopoly
  18. Angry Birds Star Wars
  19. MotionX GPS Drive
  20. Skee-Ball
  21. Scrabble
  22. UNO
  23. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  24. Color Splash
  25. The Sims 3

How would you spend $10,000 in apps?  What would you download?

UPDATE 5/17/2013

xbrandon-ashmore051713.jpg.pagespeed.ic.kVA26DFn_nCongratulations to Brandon Ashmore, of Mentor, Ohio!  Announced 5/17/2013 as the winner of Apples 50 billionth download.  What app did he get?  “Say the Same Thing”.  Enjoy your $10,000 App Store Gift Card.  I’m curious to see how long it lasts him!


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