Counting to Ten Billion.

Apple has an interesting page right now counting up to ten billion apps. Whoever downloads the ten billionth app receives a $10,000 iTunes gift card. I hope that’s redeemable for cash somehow.

Exploring the source reveals Apple estimates 1,386,948 apps download per hour. If that doesn’t change, Friday, January 21, 2011 will be the lucky day.

Also of interest, check out the counter sprite. I’ve cropped it for display here as the original image is over 6,000 pixels tall: