Whether you're someone who knocks down pigs in Angry Birds or hunt for the nearest Thai food place with Urban Spoon, chances are if you're an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch user, you've helped Apple reach a huge milestone.
Apple announced today that 25 billion apps have been downloaded from their App Store. This marks huge progress since they first released app-building toolkit to third-party developers almost four years ago to the day.
"The 25 billion milestone is a symbol for the explosive growth of the app economy," says Al Hilwa, applications development software analyst at the IDC research firm in a Globe and Mail story. "Apps bring a simplicity of interaction that eluded previous generations. Enterprise applications will eventually follow consumer ones, marking an industry transition to this style of software."
To celebrate the downloading of the 25th billionth app, Apple awarded a $10,000 App Store gift card to Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. Fu downloaded the free Disney-backed gameRead More »from Apple celebrates 25 billion apps downloaded from the App Store