Apple Announces Apps Of The Year

Apple Announces Apps Of The Year

Apple lists the most popular iPhone and iPad apps as well as its own favourites.

Apple has announced its year-end iTunes Rewind, a selection of lists detailing the most downloaded offerings on the US App Store. It also reveals its own apps of the year for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad.

The two iPhone apps selected by Apple are vintage photography offering Hipstamatic and PopCap’s beloved take on the tower defence genre, Plants Vs. Zombies. Singled out for praise on iPad are stylish media browser Flipboard and Hemisphere Games’ Osmos.

Apple has listed the top ten free, paid and grossing apps for iPhone and iPad respectively, and naturally games feature heavily, comprising the entire list of top ten paid iPhone apps and eight of its top grossing.

Rovio Mobile’s runaway success Angry Birds is predictably everywhere, top of the pile for paid iPhone apps and the second-highest grossing. Angry Birds Lite was the second-most downloaded free app of the year behind Facebook. The highest-grossing app was MLB.com At Bat 2010 thanks to a clever pricing plan; it’s free at the moment, but $15 during the US baseball season.

On iPad the selection leans more towards utilities, with games featured sparingly. Angry Birds HD is the highest-ranked game overall, in fourth position among paid-for apps and the seventh-highest grossing. Pinball HD, Scrabble, Real Racing HD and Plants Vs Zombies HD all make appearances too.

Here are the full charts:

Overall Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps
Angry Birds
Doodle Jump

Skee-Ball
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
Fruit Ninja
Cut the Rope
All-In-1 Gamebox

The Moron Test
Plants Vs. Zombies
Pocket God

Overall Top 10 Free iPhone Apps
Facebook
Angry Birds Lite
Words With Friends Free
Skype
Tap Tap Revenge 3
The Weather Channel®
Paper Toss
Bing
Rock Band Free
Talking Tom Cat

Overall Top 10 Grossing iPhone Apps
MLB.com At Bat 2010
Angry Birds
Call of Duty: Zombies
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

FriendCaller 3 Pro
Zombie Farm
TomTom U.S.A.
Tetris
Plants Vs. Zombies
Doodle Jump

Overall Top 10 Paid iPad Apps
Pages
GoodReader for iPad
Numbers
Angry Birds HD
eynote
Glee Karaoke
WolframAlpha
Pinball HD
Friendly for Facebook
Star Walk for iPad

Overall Top 10 Free iPad Apps
iBooks
Pandora Radio
Netflix
Google Mobile App
Solitaire
Movies by Flixster
IMDb Movies & TV
Kindle
Google Earth
Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

Overall Top 10 Grossing iPad Apps
Pages
Numbers
Keynote
LogMeIn Ignition
Scrabble For iPad
Documents To Go® Premium
Angry Birds HD
Real Racing HD
Plants Vs. Zombies HD

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