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Bump is billionth app downloaded, 13-year-old wins prizes

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, April 24, 2009
News Categories: Apple

Apple has released details of the winning user in its Billion App Countdown contest. The one billionth app, the contact swapping app Bump from Bump Technologies, was downloaded by Connor Mulcahey, age 13, of Weston, CT, USA. As the grand prize winner of Apple’s one billion app countdown contest, Mulcahey will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card, a 32GB iPod touch, a Time Capsule and a 17-inch MacBook Pro.

“The revolutionary App Store has been a phenomenal hit with iPhone and iPod touch users around the world, and we’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve the astonishing milestone of one billion apps downloaded,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “In nine months, the App Store has completely revolutionized the mobile industry and this is only the beginning.”

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1

I’m pretty sure I was number 1,000,000,001. That 13 year old beat me by mere milliseconds. It’s not fair, they have faster reaction time at that age.

Posted by urbanslaughter on April 24, 2009 at 7:13 AM (PDT)

2

It’s a good thing that the 1,000,000,000 app wasn’t about farting, pooping or shaking babies.

Posted by ort on April 24, 2009 at 7:26 AM (PDT)

3

What the hell is a 13 year old needing Bump for anyways?

Posted by spechaled on April 24, 2009 at 10:13 AM (PDT)

4

wonder how many times Bump is going to be downloaded over the next few days….that’s some great, free publicity!

Posted by TosaDeac on April 24, 2009 at 11:13 AM (PDT)

5

If no purchase was necessary to participate, what app would they tout as the billionth if a non-purchaser won? Just curious…

Posted by curious on April 24, 2009 at 11:55 AM (PDT)

6

Man that is one lucky kid! Congrats!!:)

Posted by muzikmaniac on April 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM (PDT)

7

I don’t think I’d ever use up a 10k gift card to itunes.

Posted by Ryan on April 27, 2009 at 6:36 AM (PDT)

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