Apple announces 50 billionth app winner

After passing the 50 billionth app downloaded yesterday, Apple on Thursday announced the winner of the download and the app that was downloaded.

According to Apple, the 50 billionth app was Say the Same Thing by Space Inch, LLC, which was downloaded by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio. Brandon received a $10,000 App Store Gift Card for being the lucky downloader.

Apple said its customers are downloading more than 800 apps per second at a rate of over two billion apps per month on the App Store.

It’s important to note that Apple’s 50 billion app downloads are unique downloads — they do not count updates or re-downloads in those numbers.

The App Store offers more than 850,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in 155 countries around the world, with more than 350,000 native iPad apps available.