When Will Apple Hit 1 Billion App Downloads?

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Laptop Hunters circa 1985

Apple is really, really close to hitting 1 billion app downloads across the world, according to its new countdown page. If you download an app, you’ll be enrolled in a contest to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro. TechCrunch is holding its own contest in honor of this occasion. Whoever guesses when it will hit one billion, and is closest in minutes and seconds will get free TechCrunch T-shirt. Leave the guesses in comments; we’ll contact the winner.

Apple also featured the all-time top 20 apps, both paid and free.

Top 20 All-Time Free Apps:

    1. Facebook
    2. Google Earth
    3. Pandora Radio
    4. Tap Tap Revenge
    5. Shazam
    6. Pacman Lite
    7. Backgrounds
    8. Touch Hockey
    9. Labyrinth
    10. Flashlight
    11. Urbanspoon
    12. Movies
    13. iBowl
    14. Lightsaber Unleashed
    15. SOl Free Solitaire
    16. MySpace Mobile
    17. Virtual Zippo Lighter
    18. The Weather Channel
    19. BubbleWrap
    20. Remote

Top 20 All-Time Paid Apps:

    1. Crash Banidcoot
    2. Koi Pond
    3. Enigmo
    4. Bejeweled 2
    5. iBeer
    6. Moto Chaser
    7. Pocket Guitar
    8. Flick Fishing
    9. Tetris
    10. Texas Hold Em
    11. Super Monkey Ball
    12. Pocket God
    13. Cro-Mag Rally
    14. Ocarina
    15. Fieldrunners
    16. iFart Mobile
    17. Touchgrind
    18. iHunt
    19. iShoot
    20. Monopoly
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