Apple has surpassed the 25 billion download mark with its iOS App Store service.
The company said that the landmark download was credited to Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China, who downloaded the free 'Where's My Water' application.
The company said that Fu would receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card for the milestone download.
The 25 billionth download comes just one year after Apple announced its 10 billionth App Store download.
The company estimates that it now has more than 315 million users on the service and some 550,000 iOS Apps running on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch platforms.
Apple's figures suggest that on average, its users have downloaded nearly 80 apps for their iOS devices.
"We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded," Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue said.
"When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users."
Apple's landmark download comes as mobile application stores continue to grow as a popular means for purchasing and installing software on smartphone platforms. Google said last Autumn that its Android Market service had served up its own 10 billionth download.
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