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iPhone: A Billion downloads App Consideration

04-22-2009, 01:59 PM
#1
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A Billion downloads App Consideration

With a billion app closing in, now at 994,260,000 and quickly growing, and ilounge reported that the billionth will occur at 1:23 am PST April 23rd.
I'm considering a bunch of different apps, and don't know if I should buy them all, or choose a select few or what to do, and wanted some input. I currenlty have a $15 itunes gift card plus another $2.12 left from my other one. Also a bunch of apps are going on sale. Also I like all these types of games, so it doesn't depend on what type of games you like.

I'm considering the following(no particular order):
FreeBallin'
RealMaze 3D
WordFu
SkyBurger
Equilbirio
Flight Control
Some Mini golf (Mini golf Ace, minigolf classic, neverputt, mini touch golf, pocket mini golf 2: leaning towards ace and classic)
Pangea: Ottomatic, Nanosaur
Stickwars/Defend your castle
Sway
Fantastic Contraption
Alphabetic
Topple 2

So theres quite a few, and I think I'm going to pick up the top 3.
Do you think it's better to try to download an app to be the billionth app downloaded or is it just completely random pick by apple?

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Last edited by mactds; 04-22-2009 at 02:04 PM.
04-22-2009, 02:00 PM
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From what I make of it Apple's just going to pick randomly. They're just going to stop accepting entries after the billionth app is downloaded

btw I'd go for WordFu and Sway
I don't have any of the others

04-22-2009, 02:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wootbean View Post
From what I make of it Apple's just going to pick randomly. They're just going to stop accepting entries after the billionth app is downloaded
correct
04-22-2009, 02:18 PM
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The countdown is just an estimation. They averaged out how many sales they make per second (ever see stats like how often a baby is born) and they incoprate the formula into a countdown. It's obvious that sales aren't that frequent, probably heavier during the day than in the night (in the US).
But, as far as I know, they aren't awarding the billionth app downloader, it's a random drawing of a ##million since the countdown started. Your chances of winning are slim thanks to the absolutely moronic $10k gift card.
Why not make it 100 $100 gift cards? What would anyone do with $10k for itunes?
04-22-2009, 02:19 PM
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Apple has contacted me and said I won already
04-22-2009, 02:20 PM
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I think I should at least get some kind of prize for having downloaded 500,000,000 of those apps

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04-22-2009, 02:20 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
What would anyone do with $10k for itunes?
would never have to wait for any sales anymore
04-22-2009, 02:20 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
The countdown is just an estimation. They averaged out how many sales they make per second (ever see stats like how often a baby is born) and they incoprate the formula into a countdown. It's obvious that sales aren't that frequent, probably heavier during the day than in the night (in the US).
But, as far as I know, they aren't awarding the billionth app downloader, it's a random drawing of a ##million since the countdown started. Your chances of winning are slim thanks to the absolutely moronic $10k gift card.
Why not make it 100 $100 gift cards? What would anyone do with $10k for itunes?
Buy..everything..

what.
04-22-2009, 02:21 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wootbean View Post
would never have to wait for any sales anymore
exacly...
Even buy 999$ apps
04-22-2009, 02:24 PM
#10
it said any app. why do you have to buy it. im going downloading random free apps when it gets near.

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