Emerging free iOS apps: Highway Rider, Ice Rage and 100 Floors

Tobi Apps repeats its previous chart topping success on our free iPhone apps chart. The company’s game 100 Floors is the No.1 free iPhone app for the second week in a row. The puzzle/room escape game challenges players to figure out how to escape through a series of elevators that are often activated by unusual and unintuitive means.

Independent developers lead the iPad app charts as well this week, with Derek Arndt’s — aka Battery Acid Games’ — title Highway Rider sitting in the No. 1 position. According to the game’s official App Store profile, it has already been downloaded more than 5 million times since its release on May 8, likely aided by its feature on the popular FreeAppADay service.

This week’s fastest rising app is Mountain Sheep’s Ice Rage, which rockets 74 spots up the charts to settle in at No. 19. As with Highway Rider, Ice Rage has paid for promotion on FreeAppADay, and was May 13’s free app. Ludia’s new gameshow adaptation Are Your Smarter Than a 5th Grader & Friends Free also makes a strong debut, rising 65 places on the iPhone app charts to No. 24. The game was released on May 9.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

1.100 Floors1=
2.Line Surfer2=
3.Socialcam Video Camera3=
4.Logos Quiz Game4=
5.Highway Rider5=
7.NinJump Deluxe Free7▼1
9.Rope’n’Fly 3 – From Dusk Till Dawn9=
10.XFacebook Messenger10=
11.Draw Something Free11▲2
12.Race Or Die 212▼1
13.SMS Rage Faces – 1300+ Faces13▼1
14.Torch ☀14=
15.Pic Collage+15▲3
16.I’d Cap That16▲3
17.Color Text Messages+17▼1
18.SpongeBob Diner Dash18▼3
19.Ice Rage19▲74
20.Temple Run20=
21.Hidden Objects: The Hunt21▲6
22.GifBoom: Animated GIF Camera22▼5
23.Pandora Radio23▼2
24.Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? & Friends Free_24▲65

This week’s top free iPad apps

1.Highway Rider1=
2.Logos Quiz Game2=
3.NinJump Deluxe HD Free3=
4.Skype for iPad4▲2
5.Mahjong Towers Touch HD (Full)5=
7.Tiny Places HD7▲1
9.Draw Something Free9▲3
10.XAwakening: The Dreamless Castle HD10▼3
11.The Weather Channel® for iPad11▲3
12.Kindle – Read Books, Magazines & More – _12▲4
14.Words With Friends HD Free14▲6
15.Rope’n’Fly 3 – From Dusk Till Dawn15▼5
16.Temple Run16▲5
17.Angry Birds HD Free17▲8
19.Ice Rage19▲54
20.Frontline Commando20▲2
23.Deer Hunter Reloaded23▲3
25.Pandora Radio25▲7


All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData.