App Store Breaks The 25 Billion Download Barrier, Thanks to A Woman From China

March 5th, 2012 in ,

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China is the second largest market for downloads in Apple’s App Store, and Apple has recently announced its App Store has topped 25 billion downloads.

A special promo is featured on the home page of Apple.com with a formal thank you to developers and iOS customers alike, and guess what, the 25 billionth app was downloaded by a Chinese woman.

Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China, is the lucky one to download the 25 billionth app from the App Store, thus becoming the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps. So, by the action of downloading ‘Where’s My Water? Free’, Chunli Fu receives a mammoth gift card to the tune of $10,000 to spend across the iTunes Store.

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Where’s My Water? is a puzzle video game published by Disney Mobile
What’s more, Apple has also taken the opportunity to blow their own trumpet, announcing that there are over 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch units running the iOS software worldwide. A statement from Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services said:

“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded. When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.

So, here’s the question, when will Apple next run a similar competition to celebrate the downloading of a significant number of apps? Will a Chinese be the next winner?