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Chinese Winner of Apple's 25 billionth App Contest Downloaded Where's My Water

Perhaps as a prelude to the rising power of Apple in China, the company has announced that Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China is the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion apps competition which started on the 13th of February and ended on Saturday.

Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card and the 25 billionth App was a free one called "Where's My Water?", a popular Disney gaming App that costs 69p in the UK.

According to the app's description, the game combines two stories with more than 200 puzzles revolving around around two alligators, Swampy and Cranky, who both live in sewers.

The App store reached its 10 billionth on the 22nd of January 2011 and took just over 400 days to add 15 billion apps to that tally; that's a whopping 37.5 million apps being downloaded every day.

In comparison, the App store took over 900 days to clock 10 billion apps before or roughly 11.1 million apps a day since its launch. Apple will present a brand new has a live blog of the event from London, covering the pre-iPad 3 buzz happening in the hours prior to the launch, rumours and the launch itself on Wednesday 7th. We suggest that you follow and bookmark this real-time live blog thread.

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