Apple’s App Store recently celebrated a milestone in seeing through its 50 billionth app download.
In less than two weeks since the company had initiated its countdown to the 50 billionth App Store app download at the start of the month, Apple (via its primary website), expressed its gratitude to all of App Store’s service subscribers and followers, with a photo of an iPad Mini with the words “Thanks” written on its screen.
While the company has been quick in expressing its thanks, no details as to what exactly was the 50 billionth App Store download was mentioned in the page.
As part of its countdown to the 50 billionth App Store download, Apple had pledged to reward the 50 billionth downloader with a $10,000 App Store gift card, along with a $500 App Store gift cards for the next 50 downloaders following after the 50 billionth download.
Launched in 2008, Apple’s App Store has steadily redefined the way mobile content is delivered to electronic consumers, with other mobile platforms following suit in offering their App Store equivalent to their own range of users and followers.
In 2009, Apple kicked off its countdown tradition, with a 1 billion downloads mark being celebrated on April that year. It was followed by a countdown to the 10 billionth download, which was eventually followed by a countdown to the 35 billionth download.
By kicking off the countdown to 50 billion downloads this year, it is apparent that there have been 15 billion downloads some seven months since the 35 billionth download was celebrated.