Apples's App Store has hit the ten billion download mark for the iOS Family with over 400,000+ applications now available. The 10 billionth app downloaded, Paper Glider, was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 10 Billion Apps, Gail Davis will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.
The App Store was launched on July 10, 2008 with just a few 500 apps available and soon became a worldwide phenomenon with hitting the ten million download mark in just a matter of a few days. Less than a year later the store reached the one billion download mark, with over 35,000 apps available to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users in 90 countries around the world, with more than 60,000 native iPad apps available. App Store customers can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.