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Apple gives prizes as tally nears 1 billion Apps served

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Apr 2009 13:04 User comments (2)

Apple gives prizes as tally nears 1 billion Apps served Apple Inc. is currently "counting up" to a major milestone of one billion applications downloaded by iPhone and iPod Touch users from the App Store. It's hard to phantom that iPod and iPhone users have actually managed to download such a large amount of applications. To celebrate, Apple is giving away prizes in a contest to users who download Apps from the store before the tally crosses the 1 billion line.
At time of writing, the App Store is showing a total of 928,603,058 downloads overall, but it has been rising fast today. When you download an App, you are automatically entered for a chance to win $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule and a MacBook Pro. You can enter up to 25 times per day.

View the 1-Billion App Countdown Page

The company has also put up a list of the top 20 Apps from the App Store of all time.

PAID
FREE
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Cart 3D
1
Facebook
allRadio
2
Labyrinth Lite Edition
Texas Hold'em
3
Touch Hockey: FS5 (FREE)
Ocarina
4
Google Earth
iBeer
5
Shazam
Enigmo
6
Flashlight
Koi Pond
7
PAC-MAN Lite
PocketGuitar
8
Remote
Super Monkey Ball
9
iBowl
Flick Fishing
10
Tap Tap Revenge
WiFiTrak (Find FREE WiFi)
11
Free Translator
Brain Challenge
12
Crazy Penguin Catapult (FREE)
Asphalt 4: Elite Racing
13
Lightsaber Unleashed
MONOPOLY: World Edition
14
Backgrounds
Cro-Mag Rally
15
Audio A4 Driving Challenge
Real Football 2009
16
Fastlane Street Racing Lite
Moto Chaser
17
iHandy Level Free
Fieldrunners
18
AroundMe
Face Melter
19
fring
Tiki Towers
20
Sudoku (FREE)

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2 user comments

110.4.2009 23:28

Sounds like those retarded cellphone ads on TV, "Give us your money and we'll give you a chance to win even more after we make a ton of profit :D"

211.4.2009 5:15

um.. the competition applies for free apps, too..

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