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Apple's billionth app download gets Bump good press

A 13-year-old boy from Connecticut became the one billionth person to download an application from Apple's App Store. The free application -- which works on the iPhone and iPod Touch -- is called Bump, which allows contact info and photos to be shared between iPhones by fist-bumping two phones.

The finger behind the one-billioth download was Connor Mulcahey. He won a $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule wireless hard drive and a MacBook Pro.

Apple's store has more than 35,000 applications available to consumers in 77 countries -- all for the tens of millions of iPhone and iPod Touch users.

And you know this press gave Bump a good boost. As I write this, it is #8 on the top free downloads under the social networking category in iTunes.

But it makes you wonder, if the billionth app download was something tasteless like a farting app... or something useless or poorly made... would Apple include mention of that app in the press release they sent out? If you were Apple, would you fudge the numbers so that a decent app was crowned as the billionth download?


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