Apple on Saturday announced that it had topped 10 billion downloads by the more than 160 million iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users worldwide.
According to a press release, the 10 billionth app downloaded was Paper Glider, which was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, U.K. Davis will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card as part of a contest Apple ran surrounding the milestone.
“With more than 10 billion apps downloaded in just two and a half years — a staggering seven billion apps in the last year alone — the App Store has surpassed our wildest dreams,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, in a statement.
The App Store currently offers more than 350,000 apps to users in 90 countries. The App Store also boasts 60,000 native iPad apps.
The App Store is still the frontrunner in the numbers game. According to recent accounting from app analytics firm Distimo, Google’s Android Market currently features 130,000 apps, and Nokia’s Ovi Store and BlackBerry App World feature 25,000 and 18,000 downloadable applications, respectively.
Apple’s App Store launched in July of 2008 with 500 applications available for download.