Apple App Store reaches 10 billion downloads

On Saturday Apple’s App Store has reached landmark of 10 billion downloads.

Apple had promised to give $10,000 App Store gift card to whom bought the 10 billionth download. Apple said the winner was Gail Davis of Orpington, England.

Apple launched the iPhone store in July 2008 with just 500 apps. Now the iPhone app store offers more than 300,000 programs, and there are also more than 40,000 apps available for the iPad. In its first nine months, the store hit 1 billion downloads and followed that up with 5 billion downloads in June 2010.

The App Store has been successful in mobile computing that Apple’s rivals were forced to carry out similar activities. Google, Microsoft, Research in Motion, Nokia, and Samsung all provides application through their own stores.

Apple App Store reaches 10 billion downloads
Apple App Store reaches 10 billion downloads