Apple’s App Store is one of the main reasons behind the success of the iPhone and iPad. Only 9 months after the App Store was launched back in 2008, it hit 1 Billion downloads. Now in 2011 it’s just after reaching the magical 10 billion download mark!
It’s quite impressive and to commemorate the occcasion Apple have given away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the lucky person who downloaded the 10 billionth app. Apple also revealed their top Apps of all time as well, the first time we’ve gotten a proper look at what’s making history on the app store.
And in first place we have Doodle Jump! The most popular paid iPhone app of all time. Yes that’s right, Angry Birds didn’t get it! In fact Angry Birds was fourth, with Tap Tap Revenge 3 and Pocket God finishing above it. Tap Tap revenge 2.6 was in fifth place.
Now these figures are for the American App Store, I’ve also looked at the rankings on the Irish App Store and Angry Birds actually got the number 1 spot there, so it does vary be region. You can see you’re region here
Interestingly, out of the 10 paid iPhone apps of all time, 9 of them are games.
On the free side of things, Facebook reigns king beating everyone else to the top spot. It was followed by Pandora and Google’s mobile app and then Shazam (a personal favourite of mine). Interestingly Paper Toss was the only game that made it into the top 10 free Apps.
When you look at the iPad apps, it seems that games aren’t as important to users. The top paid iPad apps was a music discovery app called SoundHound and was followed by Stickwars, Flight Tracker, Backbreaker Football and Calorie counter.
Then looking at the free apps you’d expect Facebook to reign supreme, but no, and for one very good reason. They haven’t bothered to make a Facebook app for the iPad for some obscene reason. Instead Pandora took the number one spot, with Google’s Mobile App, Movies by Flixster and Google Earth. Yelp then came in at 5th place.
What are you’re favourite apps of all time?
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