Apple announced Saturday that over 10 billion applications have been downloaded from its App Store.

The App Store offers more than 350,000 apps to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users in 90 countries around the world, with more than 60,000 native iPad apps available.

Apart from gaming applications, the App Store also includes programs for business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.

With more than 10 billion apps downloaded in just two and a half years-a staggering seven billion apps in the last year alone-the App Store has surpassed our wildest dreams, said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing in a recent statement.

The App Store has revolutionized how software is created, distributed, discovered and sold. While others try to copy the App Store, it continues to offer developers and customers the most innovative experience on the planet, he further stated.

The 10 billionth app downloaded, Paper Glider, was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, UK. As the winner, Davis will get a $10,000 gift card to its iTunes store, which offers movies and television shows apart from digital music files.