App Store amasses 50 billion downloads

App Store amasses 50 billion downloads
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 17th 2013 at 11:30AM

Number of downloads doubles in just 14 months

More than 50 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store.

The feat comes over a year after Apple hit 25 billion downloads in March last year, meaning the number of downloads has doubled in just 14 months.

To celebrate the occasion, Apple has awarded App Store user Brandon Ashmore with a $10,000 App Store Gift Card for downloading the 50 billionth app, which was free-to-play word game Say the Same Thing by SpaceInch.

During its countdown to the milestone, Apple also revealed the top all-time free and paid apps for iPhone and iPad in the UK.

Games dominated the iPhone paid list, with seven titles featuring in the top ten all time paid for apps. In the top free iPhone apps of all time however, only two titles, Temple Run and Draw Something, were featured.

You can view the full rundown of the most popular ever apps in the UK below.

Top All-Time Paid Apps - iPhone:

1) WhatsApp Messenger
2) Angry Birds
3) Doodle Jump
4) Fruit Ninja
5) Cut The Rope
6) Angry Birds Seasons
7) TuneIn Radio Pro
8) MONOPOLY
9) Draw Something
10) Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Top All-Time Free Apps - iPhone:

1) Facebook
2) Skype
3) eBay
4) YouTube
5) Twitter
6) Instagram
7) Temple Run
8) Draw Something Free
9) Google Search
10) Google Earth

Top All-Time Paid Apps - iPad:

1) Pages
2) Angry Birds HD
3) SCRABBLE for iPad
4) GarageBand
5) MONOPOLY for iPad
6) FIFA 13 by EA Sports
7) Numbers
8) Fruit Ninja HD
9) Angry Birds Star Wars HD
10) Keynote

Top All-Time Free Apps - iPad:

1) BBC iPlayer
2) Skype for iPad
3) ITV Player
4) eBay for iPad
5) 4oD
6) Calculator for iPad Free
7) Angry Birds HD Free
8) Sky Go
9) Kindle
10) Facebook