Apple has announced that the 50 billionth app was Say the Same Thing by Space Inch. It was downloaded by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio.

Ashmore has received a $10,000 App Store Gift Card to commemorate this historic milestone, said Apple. 

Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said: "Apple would like to thank our incredible customers and developers for topping 50 billion apps downloaded. The App Store completely transformed how people use their mobile devices and created a thriving app ecosystem that has paid out over nine billion dollars to developers. We’re absolutely floored to cross this milestone in less than five years." 

The App Store opened in July 2008 with 500 apps. It now offers more than 850,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in 155 countries around the world, claims Apple.