Less than two weeks ago, Apple announced that the 50 billionth download was imminent. To celebrate, the company held another contest by which the lucky person to download the 50 billionth app would receive a $10,000 gift card to the App Store. Last night, the contested ended and the winner was announced.
Mentor, Ohio resident Brandon Ashmore won $10,000 when he downloaded Say the Same Thing by Space Inch, LLC. Say the Same Thing is a free word game that you play with friends.
According to Apple, iOS users are currently downloading 800 apps per second at a rate of more than two billion apps per month.
“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 is now the proud owner of $10,00 worth of apps, books, magazines, movies, television shows, music, and whatever media is available from Apple’s iTunes, Apps, and iBookstore. What is he going to do with all of that media?
Incidentally, according to Apple’s Countdown to 50 Billion Official Rules, the company will also be giving away 50 additional gift cards worth $500 each. So, there is still a chance for you to win something. Winners will be listed online within the next 10 days.