Apple approaching 50 billionth App Store download
Apple is closing in on its 50 billionth download from the app store and has started a countdown ticker to mark the milestone.
A $US10,000 App Store gift card will be awarded to the lucky person who actually downloads the 50 billionth app plus a $US500 App Store gift card to each of the next 50 people to download an app.
The App Store is not even five years old and has passed some impressive milestones in that short time.
Apple announced the 40 billionth app was downloaded in January with 20 billion app downloads in 2012 alone.
In December, there was a record two billion apps downloaded.
And local developers are also flying the flag with four of the last six Free Apps of the Week featured across App Stores globally by Apple coming from Australian and New Zealand developers.
Apple also released the list of the top free and top paid apps worldwide.
The top five paid apps are: Angry Birds, Whatsapp Messenger, Fruit Ninja, Doodle Jump and Cut The Rope.
The top five free apps are Facebook, Skype, Instagram, Viber and eBay.