Apple’s App Store is nearing the 50 billion downloads milestone, and the company is celebrating by rewarding users with cash prizes.
The person who downloads the 50 billionth app will get a $10,000 App Store Gift Card. People who download one of the first 50 apps after the milestone is reached can win $500.
To celebrate the occasion, Apple has put up a special page with an app download counter, which currently stands around 49,486,000,000.
It took five years for Apple to reach the milestone since launching the App Store in 2008. The App Store hit the 25 billion mark in March 2012, and passed 40 billion downloads in January 2013.
The Apple downloader counter: https://www.apple.com/itunes/50-billion-app-countdown/