By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 2012
Earlier this month, Apple’s 25 billion app countdown contest came to an end. The winner, a Ms. Fu Chunli, was awarded a $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the App Store — Where’s My Water.
Up until now, not much was known about the China native. But that quickly changed this morning with a report from M.I.C. Gadget, which gives an in-depth look at the contest winner and how her life has changed in the last 20 days… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 5, 2012
Where’s My Water? How about “where’s my $10,000 iTunes Gift Card?” That’s likely what a fortunate person from Qingdao, China is thinking after being revealed as the winner of Apple’s App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps.
Winner Chunli Fu’s perfect timing when downloading Where’s My Water? Free yielded a virtual goldmine by App Store standards. Something tells me they’ll have no problem purchasing the $0.99 version of Where’s My Water? now… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 30, 2012
Last Summer we told you about the Original iPhone Film Festival. The contest only had two rules of entry: the contestants must shoot their entire video with an iOS device, and the clip could not exceed 4 and 1/2 minutes.
Well it took a little while, but the winners of the Film Festival have finally been chosen. Continue reading to see the four videos that took home first place in their respective categories… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 20, 2011
Do you enjoy making movies with your iPhone? (No, not those kinds of movies.) Well, there’s a new contest going on for all of you budding Steven Spielbergs out there.
The Original iPhone Film Festival is in full swing and is accepting entries from anyone with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Think you have what it takes to win? Hit the jump for contest details and prize information… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 3, 2011
Who doesn’t love pirates? A new game called PirateFleet for Friends, by UnitedToy, lets you battle your friends in a game of sinking ships and snatching treasure.
PirateFleet for Friends can best be described as a mix between Hanging With Friends and Battleship. You play against your online friends in a series of games involving the sinking of your opponent’s ships. Arg, matey! Read More
By Kickstar13 on Apr 28, 2011
Want to win $1000? Well, you can if you live in the Seattle area and your iPhone bandwidth speeds are faster than T-Mobile’s new flagship Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G.
T-Mobile is publicly challenging all iPhone owners (Verizon and AT&T) in the Seattle area to a speed test against the T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G. T-Mobile states that if any iPhone user in that area is able to beat the Galaxy S 4G in a speed test, they will reward them with a $1,000 cash prize. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 24, 2011
When Orpington, England resident Gail Davis tapped “install” to download Paper Glider, she got a free game. Unbeknownst to her, the install also yielded her a $10,000 iTunes gift card; the result of being the 10 billionth app downloaded in the history of the App Store.
I guess you could say that Davis had impeccable timing. Unfortunately her timing skills didn’t carry over to an extremely timely phone call; one from Eddy Cue, Apple’s VP of iTunes.
You see, Davis mistakenly perceived the phone call to be nothing more than a prank, so she hung up the phone…
By Michael on Jan 8, 2011
Ninja Bounce [iTunes link] created by JellyOasis is a survival game and continues my trend of reviewing awesome Ninja-related iPhone games (e.g. Ninjump and Veggie Samurai). This is really a fun game that adds a couple new dimensions to the survival genre. Instead of slicing and dicing like most Ninja games, this game takes a different approach to the Ninja’s skills, the jump (or as Indiana Jones would call it, The Leap of Faith!)
The concept is simple: you must correctly tap on either the two points on the screen that correlates to the specific point of the game. Your Ninja will be constantly moving, however; the length between jumps is directly related to correctly tapping on the right button… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 9, 2010
You know CafePress, the online source for custom merchandise such as T-Shirts, mugs, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Yesterday they announced the launch of custom iPhone cases, ready to be designed with your own photos or artwork.
Beginning today, you can shop from a catalog of over 100,000 user-generated custom iPhone 4 cases with thousands of designs, ranging from political to funny to artistic and everything in between… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 18, 2010
We just picked the 2 winners of the iPhone case giveaway we had last week, sponsored by the iDB Accessories Store. Over 50 of you entered to win and we all thank you for that. And now, without further ado, the winners are… drum rolls….
Daniel Silva and Valerie Lapcevich. You guys should check your Facebook messages and email me your mailing address.
Disappointed you didn’t win? You can always shop for iPhone cases in our store, or wait for the next contest…
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 15, 2010
Now that Apple has officially discontinued its free case program, how’s a person supposed to get a case these days? Buy one?
Well, you could, or you could just win a free one on the house! That’s right, this Friday happens to be Free Case Friday, and we’re giving away not one, but two brand-spanking-new speck PixelSkin HD for iPhone 4 cases to two of our fortunate readers. Will you be one of them?
By Guest Author on Sep 7, 2010
I wondered when a contest would emerge that featured the iPhone 4, which I figured would be focused on films. Turns out I was wrong in sense that the Australian Commercial and Media Photographers held a competition for photos taken on the new phone.
TUAW reports that the only other rule was that the pictures must be took using Hipstamatic, an App Store entry that offers old styles of lenses and film emulators. Any other manipulation and they’d bounce you down to New Zealand to box a kangaroo…
By Sebastien Page on Jul 27, 2010
While moving in our new apartment Tina found 2 sets of BodyGuardz screen protectors for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G/3G so I figured I would give them away to some of you.
Here is how to enter to win one of the 2 BodyGuardz screen protectors:
- You must leave a comment telling me why you should get a free screen protector
- You must live in the US. I will not ship stuff anywhere else but the United States
- In your comment, you must tell me what device you have (iPhone 3G, 3GS, or iPod Touch 2G, 3G)
- You get extra points for retweeting this post or sharing it on Facebook.
- Only one entry per person
I will pick 2 winners by the end of the week. I will email the winners to ask their mailing addresses so make sure you don’t use a bogus email addy when entering you comment.
By Sebastien Page on Aug 4, 2009
I have 10 promo codes to give away for the BindoGPS iPhone app, compliments of developers at Infoxenter.
BindoGPS is a GPS group tracker. It tracks your own location and transmits your location to all your friends. Vice versa you also receive the locations of your friends. So you can see in real time where they are.
How to Win
You have to do 2 things to win one of the 10 promo codes:
10 winners will be randomly selected and will be notified on Twitter sometimes Thursday.
Note that this game is open to people located in the US only (sorry but that’s an App Store restriction).
UPDATE: Contest is over. The winners are: @Rissasmom043 @KellyHanson @Sherihelmers @4JustinB @failmode @captainjy @lsdunn @revjoel @GREGENGLEBERG @Chanaynaysf.
We’ll have more of these contest soon, so stay tuned!
By Sebastien Page on Jul 22, 2009
I have 10 promo codes to give away for the myMusic Quiz iPhone app, compliments of fellow French developers Sébastien and Julien.
myMusic Quiz is a new app inspired by the music quiz game you can find on the iPod. Your iPhone/iPod Touch plays a song from your library and gives you the name of several bands. You have to pick what band is playing the music you’re listening to. While it may sound simple, it’s a very fun and addictive game.
How to Win
You have to do 2 things to win one of the 10 promo codes:
10 winners will be randomly selected and will be notified on Twitter sometimes tomorrow.
Note that this game is open to US residents only.
UPDATE: The contest is over. Congrats @bethkoo @rn3sto @caberon @Argnoth @olddaedalus @t00fan @TailsThePrower @fnord0 @Tonezorz @blue536. You guys win a promo code. Thank you for playing!
By Sebastien Page on Apr 30, 2009
Dial 9 is a smart visual dialer for your iPhone that keeps track of who you contact, and what numbers you use, and makes your most frequent methods easily available with your choice of 1, 3 or 5 “Smart Choices.” I don’t use the app myself but Dial 9 got a good review on TUAW a couple days ago.
Thanks to the peeps at Flicck who got ahold of me on Twitter, we have 5 promo codes to give away to iDB readers. Hit the break for instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of Dial 9. Read More
By Guest Author on Jan 22, 2009
iPhone Download Blog is having an iPhone apps promo codes giveaway on Twitter. How do you enter to win?
Simply follow me @dannyswrld and Sebastien @sebastienpage and keep your eye peeled. We will be asking questions (either trivia or site feedback) and the first people to reply will win. We will be giving away promo codes today and Friday.
Avery special thanks goes to the devs who provided the codes:
Get your tweet on!