Emerging free iOS apps: Dragon Story, I’d Cap That and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Once again, this week’s free iPhone apps chart is led by an independent developer. This week Cody Kolodziejzyk takes the No. 1 spot with his photography app, I’d Cap That. The app allows users to add random, often crude captions to pictures from their photo library and share them via email and Twitter.

Last week’s leader, Tobi Apps‘ puzzle/room escape game 100 Floors continues to hold its popularity, dropping only to No. 3 on the free iPhone charts. The difficult game, which requires users to figure out how to advance through a series of elevators has even inspired its own unofficial walkthrough — Blue Pill Inc’s Cheats for 100 Floors 🙂 which takes the No. 5 spot on the free app charts.

On the iPad charts, Ludia’s latest game show-inspired title Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grade & Friends takes the No. 1 spot. The free-to-play game allows players to compete with up to six of their Facebook friends to answer elementary school trivia questions, but players only get a certain amount of free games a day. Players wishing to play more must purchase stars, the game’s in-app currency.

Further down the charts, Team Lava’s dragon-raising sim Dragon Story also makes a strong showing, hitting No. 17 on the iPhone charts and No. 6 on the iPad charts. The game, which is similar to Backflip Studios’ DragonVale, challenges players to raise and breed a variety of magical dragons. The game was released in the U.S. App Store on May 13.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

Name Rank Change
1. I’d Cap That 1 =
2. PipeRoll 2 ▲5
3. 100 Floors 3 ▼1
4. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?® & Friends Free 4 ▼1
5. Cheats for 100 Floors:) 5 ▼1
6. Instagram 6 ▲1
7. Logos Quiz Game 7 ▼2
8. Feed Me Oil 8 ▼2
9. Socialcam Video Camera 9 ▲1
10.X Line Surfer 10 ▼1
11. Facebook Messenger 11 ▲14
12. MotoHeroz 12 =
13. Highway Rider 13 =
14. Flashlight∞ 14 ▼3
15. Flashlight Ⓞ 15 ▼1
16. BATTLESHIP FREE 16 =
17. Dragon Story™ 17 ▼2
18. Draw Something Free 18 =
19. Pic Collage+ 19 ▲1
20. NinJump Deluxe Free 20 ▼1
21. Color Text Messages+ 21 =
22. SMS Rage Faces – 1300+ Faces 22 ▲1
23. Hambo Begins 23 ▲4
24. Bus Turbo Racing FREE.. 24 ▼2
25. Ninja Royale 25 ▼8

This week’s top free iPad apps

Name Rank Change
1. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?® & Friends Free 1 =
2. Feed Me Oil HD 2 =
3. Highway Rider 3 ▲2
4. MotoHeroz HD 4 ▼1
5. Skype for iPad 5 ▲3
6. Dragon Story™ 6 ▼2
7. Glow Bugs™ 7 =
8. Logos Quiz Game 8 ▲1
9. Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek  9 ▼3
10.X iFighter 2: The Pacific 1942 by EpicForce 10 ▲1
11. The Weather Channel® for iPad 11 ▲1
12. Netflix 12 ▲1
13. Draw Something Free 13 ▲3
14. Cook’s Illustrated Magazine 14 ▼4
15. Kindle 15 ▲2
16. iBooks 16 ▲2
17. Bills ~ on your table HD 17 ▲74
18. NinJump Deluxe HD Free 18 ▼4
19. Words With Friends HD Free 19 ▲4
20. NotifyMe for iPad 20 ▲58
21. LinkedIn 21 ▼6
22. Temple Run 22 ▼3
23. Adobe Reader 23 ▼1
24. Saving Yello 24 ▼4
25. Free Calculator Pro for iPad 25 ▲1

 

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