The App Store has hit 50 billion downloads, providing one winner with a $10,000 dollar gift card and 50 others with a $500 dollar gift card. Now, the countdown begins again with a march towards 100 billion downloads. I wonder what kind of contest will be held for that?

Update – Congratulations to Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio! Brandon downloaded the app Say the Same Thing by Space Inch as the 50 billionth app downloaded on the Apple App Store!

“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.”

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source: Apple iTunes