Once again, the free iOS charts showed lots of turnover, with no repeats from last week. In addition to high profile releases from Adobe and Outfit7 , Apple released several new apps for the launch of iOS 5, the most popular of which are still dominating the free app charts. For once games didn’t prove to be the biggest draw, with a healthy mix of new utilities showing on the charts covering everything from shopping to bookmarks. New Titles on the iPhone Free Apps List AddictingGames – Nickelodeon’s gaming portal AddictingGames has come to iOS and swiftly risen to the top of the free app charts.
Top grossing applications from yesterday made their way into the top free iOS app charts today, with one breaching the top five on iPhone. Additionally, top free games from last week , such as Cracked Screen Prank (Free) , remained high on iPhone, but still left room for many new titles to rise within the chart’s top ten. As for iPad, the free list remains active (though not quite as much as the older iDevice) giving way to new games, browser apps, and digital magazines. New Titles Within Top iPhone Free Apps List ICEE Maker — A top grossing application from yesterday is now the top free iPhone app. In at #1 is the game of ICEE Maker which allows its users to create and decorate their own ICEE drinks choosing things such as lids, cups, and mixes.
Developers atop the free charts this week on the iPhone and iPad are proving mysterious. Many of the current top games have been created by mobile developers with little to no information on them. Many of them don’t even have an official website. Nevertheless, it is evidence of how quickly new and updated applications can grow within the free-to-play gaming and application market. Of the known developers, however, several are those that have been witnessed before, including more “line games” from Robert Szeleney, a third appearance of Cars 2 this week, anda second for NimbleBits.
The top free iOS app charts have shown a great deal of change in the past seven days with several new applications appearing within the top 10. Nevertheless, even those beyond these rankings proved to be extremely interesting, while those within showed quite the affinity for the classic games (be they analog or digital) of yesteryear. New Titles Within Top iPhone Free Apps List
The top 10 iPhone apps again showed a great deal of fluctuation this week. Not all of the apps were particularly new, as many rose by going on sale and becoming free or receiving new content updates. We have to give praise to the new Hanging With Friends iPhone title which not only hit the #2 spots on this week’s top grossing and top paid iPhone apps lists, but also found its way to the top of the free list. New Titles Within Top iPhone Free Apps List Hanging With Friends Free – The folks over at Zynga are making a clean sweep of the top lists this week with the company’s newly released (June 9th) iPhone game, Hanging With Friends , developed by its studio, Zynga With Friends which came out of the Newtoy acquisition.
It’s been no secret that many of the Facebook platform’s stars have had a hard time reaching the same level of dominance on iOS where mobile-focused companies like Rovio, Pocket Gems and Storm8 have flourished. But perhaps the 800-pound gorilla of the social gaming world, Zynga, is starting to get some things right. For example, at the beginning of the year, the San Francisco-based company’s poker app hovered around the 50s on the top grossing list. It was being trounced by Texas Poker from Siberian developer (yes, Siberia) Kamagames Ltd .
The free iOS app charts are never a let-down when it comes to discovering new up and coming applications. Most of the new appearances this week for both devices breached the top five spots, with a couple from the iPhone also rising on iPad. Games and customization apps dominate the iPhone with most being relatively new releases. As for iPad, television and film showed more growth, but hosted less new apps, and primarily gave rise to older ones hosting recent updates. New Titles Within Top iPhone Free Apps List Rat On A Skateboard — Rat On A Skateboard is the new #1 free iPhone title this week.
New titles have breached the top grossing iOS apps charts. Though only one genuinely new iPhone title made it into the top ten, the majority of applications were actually release relatively recently. Games, like always, were very prominent on the iPhone.
While new applications have been rare on the other top iOS charts this week, the top free apps list for iPhone and iPad is alive and well with plenty of brand-new titles. Interestingly enough, most of the iPhone applications this week are very new, while the iPad tended to have many older, re-emerging apps. New Titles Within Top iPhone Free Apps List Top 100 Music – FREE — Music once again proves popular this week as Top 100 Music – FREE comes in at #2. Released May 2nd, the application displays the top music charts from over 20 countries including singles, albums, and music videos. Additionally, the title allows users to listen to music from their iPhone.
Like yesterday’s top paid iOS apps list, very few brand-new applications have appeared within the top grossing lists this week. Old and popular titles, such as Angry Birds, Tap Zoo, Tiny Wings, and others, continue to hold their top positions. In fact, Smurfs’ Village has risen again (to #8 on iPhone and #10 on iPad), partially due to a May 9th update adding new levels and items. New or Re-Emerging Titles Within Top Grossing iPhone Apps List
Once again, the top free iOS charts have changed dramatically as a number of unseen applications make their first appearances on the list. In fact, for both the iPhone and iPad devices, the changes took place within the top ten (top five for iPhone). That noted, most of the iPhone titles this week were older apps — four of which were games – that rose dramatically back into the lime light due to updates or involvement with FreeAppADay . As for the iPad, it was utility and convenience that proved most successful with emerging apps ranging from television to coupons. New Titles Within Top iPhone Free Apps List
The top grossing charts for both the iPhone and iPad were a bit tame this week. In looking for new and interesting applications to meander onto the top lists, there were very few that haven’t been seen before on other charts from this and last week . Nevertheless, there was a wide variety of monetization methods used between each title ranging from paid apps, to subscriptions, to in-app purchases.
Even though it appears that Apple has reverted many of the ranking algorithm changes it introduced two weeks ago, many older applications and games for both the iPhone and iPad devices have resurfaced on the top charts. A couple of developers that have historically been beneficiaries of pay-per-install campaigns like Andreessen Horowitz-backed TinyCo and Sequoia-backed Pocket Gems have also pushed titles into the top of the charts. New Titles Within Top iPhone Free Apps List Stickman Cliff Diving — There is a new #2 application this week called Stickman Cliff Diving .