This week’s free iOS charts are led by independent developer Tobi Apps and its game 100 Floors. Released on May 4, the puzzle/room escape game challenges players to figure out how to activate an elevator with no instructions. Players may have to push buttons in a certain sequence, shake their phone or discover hidden clues within the level in order to advance. The game is similar to DOOORS, another popular room escape game that hit the top of the iOS charts in March.
This week’s fastest rising app is TapMojo’s GifBoom: Animated GIF Camera. Yet another entry into the popular photography utility sub-genre, GifBoom allows users to make animated GIFs from their own photos. Users can also crop, rotate, change the speed and apply filters to their GIFs. An older utility, GifBoom received a minor update on May 2, but the change was enough to push the app up 112 spots in the free iPhone app charts to No. 21.
This week also saw strong debuts from several games and entertainment apps. Machine Zone’s Race or Die 2 came in at the No. 5 spot on the iOS iPhone app charts, and Outfit7’s latest entry into its Talking Friends franchise video messaging app Tom’s Messager opens at No. 7 on the iPad charts. Big Fish Games latest game Awakening: The Goblin Kingdom also did well this week, coming in at No. 16 on the free iPad charts after its May 3 debut.
This week’s top free iPhone apps
This week’s top free iPad apps
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