iTunes 50 Billion App Countdown Give Away!!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,


Taken just before posting the number is already different.

I feel pretty safe in the assumption that many of you use iTunes.  I actually know a couple of people that don’t have a single Apple product that still use iTunes as their primary music player.  I personally am an Apple supporter even though I feel like they are one of the companies in the race to bring on a Terminator, Matrix, or iRobot-style hostile take over of humans by way of evil machines.  But putting my tech-related paranoia aside for a second, I wanted to write about the App Store’s exciting news.  As I’m writing this the counter to 50 billion apps downloaded from Apple is whirling by like mad. (Check out the video at the bottom to see how fast these numbers are. There’s some kind of “That’s what she said” joke in there.)  And why wouldn’t it be with a $10,000 App Store gift card going to the person that downloads the 50 billionth app?


I know it was a random tangent but I couldn’t resist.

Who knows, by the time I get to posting this someone may have already won that prize and the 50 other $500 gift cards that go to those to download the first apps after Apple breaks the 50 billion marker.  I’m not quite sure how the whole “enter to win without a purchase or download” really works but I’ve gone ahead and thrown my hat into that ring just for gits and shiggles.  I was a bit too lazy to enter the 25 times per day that were allowed, but I’m one of those people that likes to step back and let the odds ever be in my favor when it’s any contest besides the Hunger Games. (If I’m ever in that contest y’all better watch your back cause I’m not gonna wait for you to climb down from that tree, I’m gonna light that tree on fire and get the heck out of there before those crazy wasp things sting the crap out of everybody.)

Hunger Games detour aside, while I stare at this doomsday looking counter spinning I can’t help but wonder if this is how app downloads always flow or if these downloads are a mad rush to get that $10,000 gift card.  There has to be a least some part of it that’s people trying to get free money, right?  Except that Capital One commercial baby who doesn’t get excited about free money, even free gift card money.  It’s kind of a brilliant way to add a little spike to the download rate that’s for sure.  And our Apple overlords have to be making mad amounts of profit off this whole thing.  I have to admit, I admire the idea.  And a little part of me is already planning some ridiculous app purchases if I’m one of the lucky ones to win even a $500 gift card.  Congrats to whoever does end up winning; I really hope it’s me. 😉

photo-1Keep Learning Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Editor’s Note:  And now that the Boy has revealed his master Hunger Games plan, we can all sleep better at night knowing we can best you and put the odds in our favor ❤

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