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iTunes Countdown app for Mac and Windows released

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, July 8, 2004
News Categories: Mac Software

Jesse Perry informed us of his new iTunes Countdown application featuring an alert when it gets near every 100k mark. “Apple will begin the countdown to 100 million songs by giving away 50 special 20GB iPods—one to the purchaser of each 100,000th song downloaded between 95 million and 100 million songs.”

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I just tried the Windows version, and it comes up and says that it was “created with a demo license and will expire in 31 days. The application will also exit after 5 minutes.”

The 31 days thing isn’t a big deal, but what good is this app if it only runs for 5 minutes and then exits?

Any other alternatives for Windows, or a way around this problem?

Posted by JoshB on July 8, 2004 at 6:17 PM (PDT)


It’s because it was made with REALbasic and he didn’t pay for the professional version of it. smile

Posted by kainjow on July 8, 2004 at 6:44 PM (PDT)


lol haha.  so funny

Posted by threesquare on July 8, 2004 at 8:18 PM (PDT)


how many more of these things do we need?

Posted by Starboard on July 8, 2004 at 8:22 PM (PDT)


I stand corrected. *He built the app using a demo version of RB.

Posted by kainjow on July 8, 2004 at 8:53 PM (PDT)


nah, i didn’t build it with a demo version of RB.  it’s saying that for some reason.  fixing it…

Posted by jperry on July 9, 2004 at 3:38 AM (PDT)


Totally agreed that we have enough countdown tools.  It reminds me of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when they have a room full of computers making the calculations as to the location of the final golden ticket. 

More importantly than the counters - has anyone WON an ipod yet?  I’m curious to see how the person was notified, how long it took after they purchased the winning track, etc etc etc.

Any one of us “participating” in this could be a winner for days without knowing, at least if what the official rules say is accurate. 

Posted by K-Rock on July 9, 2004 at 3:46 AM (PDT)


problem fixed.  sorry about that.

Posted by jperry on July 9, 2004 at 4:33 AM (PDT)


I just downloaded after I saw that the proplem was fixed, however I got the same message….

How do you shut the thing off in windows with out using the task manager?

Posted by DomArchitect on July 9, 2004 at 6:06 AM (PDT)


oops.  My bad.  for some reason it didn’t download the second time and I opened the original…..

Still, how do you shut it down?

Posted by DomArchitect on July 9, 2004 at 6:08 AM (PDT)


can you see the file menu?  quit should be under there.

Posted by jperry on July 9, 2004 at 7:37 AM (PDT)


uh this has nothing to do with above but the so called sony powerpod… the reason it can hold so many songs is because they degrade the quality of the songs I never thought sony would sink so low low low low

Posted by marzw on July 9, 2004 at 4:26 PM (PDT)

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