Kamis, 01 Maret 2012

Awards to consumers, Apple set up a prize of $ 10,000

Since its launch in 2008, the App Store has been a huge success, allows users to spend hours browsing its virtual shelves for games, books, news apps, health and fitness concepts, navigational aids, lifestyle suggestions….the list goes on. Countless software corporations have sprung up along the manner, creating an entire new trade and enabling anyone with a resourceful plan to grab a piece of the app pie.

Less than four years on the road, close to the Apple App Store saw 25 Download billion it. To celebrate his success, the company provides a $ 10,000 gift card redeemable in the iTunes Store, App Store and iBook Store.

On a countdown page, Apple says, “Download the 25 billionth app and you may win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card.” All well and good, however look to a small degree nearer and you discover that really anyone can enter, downloader or not.
That’s right, to have an opportunity of reading the gift card, you don’t even have to shop for or download an app, however you'll got to hand over some personal information to Apple, including your name, address, birth date, phone variety and email address. A most of 25 entries per person per day is allowed.

“The prize are awarded for the entry (either through an app download or through the non-purchase online entry) sent immediately following the download of the twenty four,999,999,999th app,” the principles explain.

“The potential winner are determined by the order of the entries received.“ In different words, if you do enter using the online form, you’ll have to be compelled to do it around the time the app counter hits 25 billion, that is anticipated to happen within the next few days. Oh, and therefore the counter is “for illustrative purposes only” thus you needn’t sit looking at it for consequent 3 days anticipating it to succeed in the magic variety.

A UK girl bagged a $10,000 App Store gift card in January last year once downloading the ten billionth app, which was, for the curious among you, the free Paper Glider game.

In the period between January 2010 and January 2011, Apple said seven billion apps had been downloaded. Since then, another 15 billion apps have found their manner onto iOS devices. At this rate, we can expect the fifty billionth download well before year end.

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