The Weather Channel, Weird But True, Android flashlight apps and more on this week’s top free mobile apps charts

As is usually the case with the top free apps lists each week there was a lot of movement on iPhone, iPad and Android. In light of Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast, mobile users have been heavily downloading weather apps for the latest weather updates. The Weather Channel shot up the charts on all platforms, ranking No. 8 on iPhone, No. 4 on iPad and No. 16 on Android. Hurricane by American Red Cross jumped from the No. 121 spot last Friday to the No. 4 spot on this week’s top iPhone apps chart. National Geographics interesting facts app Weird But True is free for a limited time, down from $1.99, which sprang the app up to the No. 2 position on iPhone and No. 1 app on iPad.

Utility app Brightest Flashlight Free jumped into the top 25 at the No. 10 spot and Tiny Flashlight + LED rose to the No. 18 spot most likely due to hurricane preparation on the top free Android apps list.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

NameRankChangeIn App Purchases
1.YouTube1=No
2.Weird But True2=No
3.Slendr3▲1Yes
4.Hurricane by American Red Cross4▲27No
5.Bubble Galaxy with Buddies5▼2Yes
6.Flashlight6▼1No
7.Stacheify7▲15Yes
8.The Weather Channel8▲9No
9.Podcasts9▼3No
10.Instagram10▼1No
11.Find My iPhone11▼3No
12.Contract Killer 212▼5Yes
13.Find My Friends13▼3No
14.Flow Free14▼1Yes
15.iTunes U15▼4No
16.Fix-it Felix Jr.16=No
17.Zombiewood17▼3Yes
18.Random Heroes18▼6Yes
19.Snapchat19=No
20.Flick Home Run !20▼5Yes
21.Subway Surfers21=Yes
22.Bike Race Free22▼4Yes
23.Pic Stitch23▲12Yes
24.iBooks24▼4No
25.xTalking Rex the Dinosaur25▲1No

 

This week’s top free iPad apps

NameRankChangeIn App Purchases
1.Weird But True1=No
2.Contract Killer 22=Yes
3.Zombiewood3=Yes
4.The Weather Channel for iPad4▲6No
5.Podcasts5=No
6.Talking Rex the Dinosaur for iPad6▼2No
7.Punch Quest7▼1Yes
8.iTunes U8▼1No
9.Find My Friends9=No
10.Find My iPhone10▲1No
11.Skype for iPad11▲3No
12.Gizmonauts12=Yes
13.Ragdoll Blaster 3: Deluxe HD13=Yes
14.Mirrors of Albion HD14▼6Yes
15.Fix-it Felix Jr.15=No
16.Chrome16▲6No
17.Bubble Witch Saga17▲6Yes
18.Pinterest18▲8No
19.Netflix19▲5No
20.Magic Puzzles20▼4Yes
21.My Town 2: Getaways21▼4Yes
22.Letterpress22▼3Yes
23.The Price is Right Slots23▼3Yes
24.iBooks24▼3No
25.xMcTube25▲22No

 

This week’s top free Android apps

NameRankChange
1.Facebook1=
2.Pandora2=
3.Instagram3=
4.Facebook Messenger4=
5.Twitter5=
6.Skype6=
7.Netflix7▲1
8.Zedge8▼1
9.Bad Piggies9=
10.Brightest Flashlight Free10=
11.Angry Birds11=
12.Temple Run12=
13.Tango13=
14.Hill Climb Racing14▲1
15.Zombie Frontier15▼1
16.The Weather Channel16▲1
17.Adobe Reader17▼1
18.Tiny Flashlight + LED18=
19.Words With Friends Free19=
20.Official eBay Android App20=
21.GO SMS Pro21=
22.Flow Free22=
23.Adobe AIR23▲1
24.iHeartRadio24▲1
25.xYahoo! Mail25▲2

 

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