App Store 25 billionThe next app you download from Apple’s iOS App Store could be the 25 billionth. With a B. The company on Friday put up a countdown promo page detailing the stakes involved once Apple reaches the incredible milestone. Really, the figure it staggering considering the App Store was launched just three and a half short years ago in 2008.

As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card.* Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.

Downloaders stand a chance of winning a $10,000 App Store Gift Card, which is more than enough to purchase all the applications you’ll ever need. What do you wanna bet the app that puts Apple over the 25 billion mark is Angry Birds?

The promo page includes a link to a special section of the App Store, along with rules and an entry form for folks who’d like to enter without purchasing or downloading.

Apple has enjoyed a pretty good spell the past few months. First the company announced record earnings from last quarter, and then Mountain Lion was announced out of nowhere. And, of course, things stand to get even better once the company finally unveils its next iPad. Apple’s next App Store milestone – beyond 25 billion – is surely not far off.

[via 9to5 Mac]