1 billion app download reached

After reporting about Apple updating their web site with a counter, counting up to 1 billion (1,000,000,000) the mark has finally been reached today by someone named Connor Mulcahey, in just nine months.

Connor Mulcahey, only 13 years old was the grand prize winner, downloading "Bump" a game created by Bump Technologies, a simple application that allows users to share information by simply bumping their phones together, sending each other information about them. The information can be selected to limit information sent to each user.

For being the 1 billionth download, Connor will receive a $10,000 gift certificate to iTunes, an iPod Touch, a Time Capsule and a MacBook Pro.

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After reporting about Apple updating their web site with a counter, counting up to 1 billion (1,000,000,000) the mark has finally been reached today by someone named Connor Mulcahey, in just nine months.

Our earlier story (insert link) about Apple updating their website to include a counter, that is recording downloads of itunes apps, finally reached 1 billion in only 9 months time! The one billionth customer was Connor Mulcahe.

Connor Mulcahey, only 13 years old was the grand prize winner, downloading "Bump" a game created by Bump Technologies, a simple application that allows users to share information by simply bumping their phones together, sending each other information about them. The information can be selected to limit information sent to each user.

Connor, who is only 13 years old, was the grand prize winner, downloading "Bump", a game created by Bump Technologies. Bump is a simple application that allows users to share information simply by bumping their phones together. Users are able to select what is sent to the other person. (too many coma's??)

For being the 1 billionth download, Connor will receive a $10,000 gift certificate to iTunes, an iPod Touch, a Time Capsule and a MacBook Pro.

the last paragraph was ok. did connor write the article?

Maybe someone should change the title and text of this news release so it doesn't sound like it was written by a 10 year-old Russian. I know that most of you guys are computer programmers and not English majors, but I had a headache by the end of the second paragraph; it ruined my otherwise perfect evening (notice my use of the semicolon, the most underused punctuation mark in the English language).

a simple application that allows users to share information by simply bumping their phones together, sending each other information about them. The information can be selected to limit information sent to each user.
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Has anyone else besides me wondered how many of these app downloads were ifart/ifart clones? Or iboobs? Or the lighter? Someone already mentioned profit vs innovation. Another one that comes to mind is quality vs quantity.

i wonder how much u could get on ebay for a $10,000 gift certificate to iTunes..... has anyone noticed that if u go on ebay, and look for a gift card, sometimes you will find people bidding $6 plus shipping on a $5 gift card? imagine this $10k itunes certificate? would sell for 20k... sometimes i dont understand people...

That would have been new, well sort of, when it happened which was Thursday. Pitty most of the downloads were probably for things like fart "applications".

Eligibility. The Billion App Countdown Promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to entrants who are 13 years of age or older at time of entry, and a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom, if available, see iTunes Store front page in your country for details.

These other cell phone makers had many many years of head start - - and still somehow, just somehow, Apple finds different ways to approach the mobile platform and get ahead of almost everyone else.

I am not a fanboy, and don't give a **** on who makes what, but we have to give respect to Apple, or else, we would still be using cell phones with small screens, crappy OS, and valuable games such as tetris and the snake game.

Eagle101 said,
These other cell phone makers had many many years of head start - - and still somehow, just somehow, Apple finds different ways to approach the mobile platform and get ahead of almost everyone else.

I am not a fanboy, and don't give a **** on who makes what, but we have to give respect to Apple, or else, we would still be using cell phones with small screens, crappy OS, and valuable games such as tetris and the snake game.


Profit vs. Innovation there has to be a balance. it's what seperates the followed from the crowd.