App Store closing in on 50 billion downloads

App Store closing in on 50 billion downloads
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 3rd 2013 at 10:31AM

Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut The Rope, Draw Something and Temple Run top UKâ??s most popular ever apps

The App Store is closing in on 50 billion downloads.

To celebrate the imminent landmark, Apple is offering the person who downloads the 50 billionth app a $10,000 App Store Gift Card. The firm is also awarding a $500 Apple Store Gift Card for the subsequent 50 users to download an app.

The impressive milestone comes just over a year after the App Store hit 25 billion downloads in March 2012.

Apple has also revealed the top all-time free and paid apps for iPhone and iPad in the UK. Games account for seven of the top ten all time paid apps on iPhone, which includes Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja, Cut The Rope, Angry Birds Seasons, Monopoly and Draw Something.

Just two games feature in the top free apps of all time oh iPhone however, with Temple Run and Draw Something Free amongst the likes of Facebook, Skype, eBay, Twitter and YouTube.

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