Google Maps, You Don’t Know Jack, Bubble Worlds and more on this week’s top free mobile apps charts

After more than 13 weeks since Apple dropped Google Maps in favor of its own proprietary maps app, Google finally released a native Google Maps app for iPhone and iPod Touch. The Google Maps app has already taken the No. 1 spot on the top free iPhone apps chart, proving that iPhone users were indeed clamoring for an alternative to Apple’s maps. The trivia game YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, which launched last week, took the No. 10 spot. The mobile release is integrated with the Facebook version of the game which our sister site Inside Social Games reviewed favorably here.

On iPad, holiday-themed apps like ElfYourself by OfficeMax and Talking Santa for iPad HD performed strongly, coming in at the No. 7 and No. 16 spots, respectively.

As usual, not much changed in the top free Android apps chart, with Instagram gaining over Facebook Messenger to take the No. 3 spot and top 25 newcomer Bubble Worlds taking the No. 22 spot.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

NameRankChangeIn App Purchases
1.Google Maps1=No
2.ElfYourself by OfficeMax2▲2Yes
3.Fun Run3▼1Yes
4.YouTube4▼1No
5.Angry Birds Star Wars Free5=No
6.Kick the Boss 26=Yes
7.Nose Surgery7▲2No
8.Snapchat8▼1No
9.NFL Flick Quarterback9▲8No
10.YOU DON’T KNOW JACK10=Yes
11.Split Pic11=Yes
12.Respawnables12▼4Yes
13.Hill Climb Racing13=Yes
14.Gangnam DanceBooth14▲2Yes
15.Santa DanceBooth15▲12Yes
16.Bubble Safari™16▼4Yes
17.OvenBreak 217▲31Yes
18.Podcasts18▼4No
19.Bad Piggies Free19▲2Yes
20.Find My iPhone20▼2No
21.Flow Free21▲2Yes
22.Instagram22▼2No
23.Subway Surfers23▼1Yes
24.Flashlight Ⓞ24▲2No
25.xFind My Friends25▼6No

 

This week’s top free iPad apps

NameRankChangeIn App Purchases
1.YouTube1=No
2.Angry Birds Star Wars HD Free2=No
3.Paper by FiftyThree3=Yes
4.Respawnables4=Yes
5.YOU DON’T KNOW JACK5=Yes
6.Kick the Boss 26=Yes
7.ElfYourself by OfficeMax7=Yes
8.Bad Piggies HD Free8=Yes
9.Skype for iPad9▲1Yes
10.CSR Racing10▲3Yes
11.The Weather Channel® for iPad11▲13No
12.Bubble Safari™12▼3Yes
13.Podcasts13▼2No
14.HISTORY14▲6No
15.Calculator for iPad Free15▲8Yes
16.Talking Santa for iPad HD16▼4Yes
17.Disney Super Speedway17▲14Yes
18.iTunes U18=No
19.Toca Band19▼5No
20.Netflix20▲6No
21.Gmail21▲6No
22.Google Earth22▼5No
23.Middle Manager of Justice23▼1Yes
24.iBooks24▲6No
25.xFind My Friends25=No

 

This week’s top free Android apps

NameRankChange
1.Facebook1=
2.Pandora® internet radio2=
3.Instagram3▲1
4.Facebook Messenger4▼1
5.Angry Birds Star Wars5=
6.Fun Run – Multiplayer Race6=
7.Skype – free IM & video calls7=
8.Twitter8=
9.Zedge9=
10.Netflix10=
11.Hill Climb Racing11=
12.Temple Run12=
13.100 Doors 201313▲7
14.Tango Text, Voice, Video Calls14▼1
15.Brightest Flashlight Free™15▼1
16.Angry Birds16▼1
17.Official eBay Android App17▼1
18.Subway Surfers18▼1
19.Flow Free19▼1
20.Adobe Reader20▼1
21.Words With Friends Free21=
22.Bubble Worlds22▲8
23.The Weather Channel23▼1
24.Tiny Flashlight + LED24▼1
25.xYahoo! Mail25=

 

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