Apple has announced that its App Store has surpassed 50 billion downloads.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Apple said “We just hit 50 billion app downloads. Thank you. It couldn’t have happened without you. #50BillionApps” along with a link to the App Store.
— App Store (@AppStore) May 15, 2013
Along with the milestone, one lucky person has just won a $10,000 App Store gift card. That person downloaded the 50 billionth app.
Furthermore, the 50 people who downloaded applications right after him or her all received $500 gift cards.
Nonetheless, the identities of people who won have not yet been revealed. Apple said that it will make an announcement soon.
Apple’s last big contest connected to an App Store milestone was last year when the App Store was nearing 25 billion downloads.
Apple began counting down to 50 billion last month by displaying a counter on the App Store home page along with various examples of how big 50 billion is.