What were you doing May 16th? Probably not winning $10,000 like Brandon Ashmore from Ohio. Brandon was the winner of “Apple’s 50 billion app Countdown” contest by downloading the popular app from the band OK Go, Say the Same Thing. Lucky Mr. Ashmore received an iTunes Card worth US$10,000 to use at his discretion.
The press release was made sure to note that these were unique purchases and not re-downloads or updates. Apple’s app popularity is skyrocketing as the Cupertino company ran its 25 billion app download contest a little over a year ago in March of 2012. The store shows no signs of slowing down as the rate of downloads is currently at 20 billion app downloads per year. It is worth noting however that Google’s Play store is not far behind it’s rival with about a 1 billion deficit of reaching the 50 billion mark themselves. It is worth noting that the app downloaded was a free app. Way to stick it to “the man” Brandon.