Apple announced on Thursday that an Ohio man will be the recipient of the $10,000 App Store gift card awarded for downloading the application that brought the App Store to its 50 billion apps downloaded milestone. The app downloaded was “Say the Same Thing” by Space Inch.
The free iPhone application was downloaded by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, who has received a $10,000 gift card to the App Store for marking the 50 billionth download. That achievement was reached solely on unique downloads, and excludes re-downloads of applications or updates that can be installed.
The milestone was reached on Wednesday afternoon, and acknowledged by Apple on its website with the word “Thanks” written out on an iPad mini. Apple will also be awarding $500 App Store gift cards to the next 50 customers who downloaded apps immediately following the milestone download.
The App Store now contains over 850,000 applications, 350,000 of those are native for the iPad. Apple says more than 800 applications are downloaded per second, for a rate of over 2 billion apps per month.
Say the Same Thing is available FREE for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]