Follow-up to 50 billion app downloads

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So 50 billion apps downloaded on the iTunes store has come and gone, and I have nothing to show for it (except for a bunch of fun learning and some excitement for the next time).

Things that happened:

Reasons Why I’m Excited For The Next Countdown In The App or Music Store:

  • I’ll make a script to check the javascript file and get the hourly rates for several days in a row.
  • Find a function to model the app download rate.
  • Algebra/Geometry/Pre-Calculus: Find the rate using the slope secant lines for two data points. Use the data to make a guess for when the store will hit #next# billion.
  • Calculus: use Riemann sums and definite integrals to approximate the number of apps downloaded in a day, a week, a month, a year. Use the actual app download data for one day to see how find the accuracy of the area underneath the curve.
  • Can you help me out? Am I missing anything? (answer: yup)

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