Emerging popular Android apps: GSN Casino, Temple Run: Brave and Jamie’s 20 minute meals

Once again DeNA’s card-battle game Rage of Bahamut tops the Android charts, but this week we turn our attention to some of the lower-ranked apps on the Google Play charts. Overall there wasn’t as much turnover on the charts as we saw last week, but new releases like Magic Piano, Temple Run: Brave and Max Payne Mobile all performed well on their respective charts.

This week’s top grossing Android apps

GSN Casino — We start off this week’s top grossing app roundup in the No. 13 spot with GSN.com’s GSN Casino, an all-in-one casino app that includes slots, poker and bingo. The app was last updated on June 12, to allow players with Facebook Games accounts to use their tokens in the app. GSN Casino has been downloaded over 500,000 times.

Monster Park — Kiwi Inc’s Monster Park continues to be popular, holding the No. 20 spot on the top grossing apps chart. The game was updated on June 20 to add a feature that allows players to see what monster is hatching in the game’s nursery.

Magic Piano — Smule has brought its Magic Piano app to Android, and the free title has already hit No. 33 on the top grossing app charts, racking up more than 1 million downloads since its release. The app monetizes when players purchase additional songs to play.

Zombies, Run! — Six to Start’s Kickstarter funded fitness app Zombies, Run! takes the No. 42 spot on the top grossing app chart this week. The running game/audio adventure costs $7.99 and has been installed more than 1,000 times since it was released.

Zombie Café — Capcom’s Beeline Interactive unit closes out our roundup of the top grossing Android apps in the No. 49 spot with its undead-themed restaurant sim Zombie Café. The game is a morbid take on the standard restaurant sim, and allows players to enslave zombies for free labor.

This week’s top free Android apps

Gmail — Google’s official email app is the No. 5 most popular free app this week. The app has been installed more than 100 million times and was last updated on April 4.

Pandora Internet Radio — Music streaming service Pandora takes the No. 8 spot on the charts this week. Last updated on May 31, the free app allows users with Pandora accounts to stream music onto their phones. Users can create up to 100 different stations and create new stations from within the app.

Instagram — Instagram’s photo app is still wildly popular on Android, taking the No. 11 spot on the free app charts this week. The app has been downloaded more than 10 million times since its release in the spring.

Angry Birds Seasons — Moving all the way down to the No. 42 spot we have Rovio’s Angry Birds Seasons. The app was updated on June 15 with its latest summer themed expansion, Piglantis, which features 30 underwater levels. The game has racked up more than 50 million downloads.

The Weather Channel — The Weather Channel’s self-titled weather utility closes out the free app chart in the No. 45 spot. Users of the app can set up a widget for their homescreen, save locations and access detailed weather reports that update on an hourly basis.

This week’s top paid Android apps

Temple Run: Brave — Disney’s Temple Run: Brave proves to be a big hit on Android, racking up more than 50,000 installs and hitting No. 2 on the paid app charts. The game costs $0.99 and was released on June 12. The title expands on the original Temple Run’s gameplay with a new archery minigame.

Max Payne Mobile — Rockstar’s Max Payne Mobile also makes a strong debut this week, hitting No. 6 on the paid app charts and gathering more than 10,000 installs. The app costs $2.99.

Mass Effect Infiltrator — EA’s Mass Effect 3 mobile tie-in, Mass Effect Infiltrator remains popular on the paid Android app charts despite its relatively high $6.99 price tag. This week’s No. 8 paid app, the title comes with a warning from EA due to it’s large size of 450 MB.

Epidemic — Independent developer Mike Roberts makes our Android charts for the second week in a row with his game Epidemic. The $0.99 game is the No. 34 most popular paid app and was last updated on June 16.

Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals — Cooking closes out our paid chart in the No. 37 spot with Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals, a collection of recipes from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. The app is currently on sale for $0.99, a move which has spiked downloads significantly in the past week. Developed by Zolmo, the app includes instructions for 60 different meals and comes with 21 instructional videos.