If you remember, a while ago Apple was celebrating the 25 billionth app download from the App Store and giving away a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card prize to Chunli Fu, a citizen of Qingdao, China.
On March 5, 2012, Apple announced that more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from App Store by the users of the more than 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices worldwide.
“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,”
said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
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.
The 25 billionth app downloaded was a free app called Where’s My Water?. Where’s My Water? is a puzzle video game developed by Creature Feep and published by Disney Mobile and available for both iOS and Android operating systems, requires players to route a supply of water to a fastidious alligator.
Chunli Fu the Apple Girl, as she called by local media, was was not a big fan of Apple, and purchased her iPhone just about a month ago and she was still learning how to use the App Store. She didn’t know anything about the competition until she was contacted by Apple.
“I feel extremely fortunate,” she said.
Fu says “I thought he was a liar and hung up the phone without listening to his explanation,” when she received a call from Apple’s staff in China as she report to a reporter from the Qingdao.
She was still confused when a friend told her that she received a prize from Apple, but did not believe her luck until she saw an email from Apple Inc stating that she is the winner of $10,000 iTunes Gift Card prize.
Many of Chunli’s friends called her to congratulate her on her good fortune. “They said I was so lucky, not because of the prize but because the probability of winning, which was less winning than the five million RMB (USD 792,300) lottery,” she said.