Emerging free iOS Apps: Slide to Unlock, Design this Home and The Lorax HD

Independent developer Arman Dezfuli-Arjomandi leads the free iPhone app charts with his simple game, Slide to Unlock. Last updated on Feb. 4, the app has climbed up the from the No. 299 spot on April 10 to No. 1 on the free app charts this week.

The week’s fastest gaining iPhone app is the No. 8 ranked Design This Home. App Mini’s free-to-play home decor game, was last updated on April 6. Our full review of the game can be found here.

On the iPad charts, two movie tie-ins are the most noteworthy apps this week. The Lorax HD, Miniclip’s free physics puzzler released to promote the animated movie of the same name holds the No. 1 spot this week. Meanwhile, Gameloft’s Ice Age Village is beginning to see its popularity taper off after a strong initial debut, slipping to No. 6 this week after sitting comfortably in the top five since its release on April 5. The free-to-play game is part of the promotional campaign for the upcoming film, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and has already been downloaded more than 5 million times across iOS and Android according to Gameloft.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

1.Slide to Unlock ►1=
3.Kick the Boss3▼1
5.Draw Something Free5▼1
6.Flick Home Run ! New Free6▼1
8.Design This Home8▲68
9.StickWars 39▼1
10.XTorch ☀10=
11.Bike Race Free – by Top Free Games11▼2
12.Battle Duty: Modern Field 312=
13.Amazing Coloring Studio13=
14.Pic Stitch14▲4
16.Rage Wars – Meme Shooter16▼1
17.Temple Run17▼1
18.Ringtone Maker – Make free ringtones from your music!X18▼7
19.Fruit Smasher!19▲1
22.“Free Music Download” – Downloader and Player22=
23.Red Bull Kart Fighter World Tour23▼2
25.Scramble With Friends Free25▼2

This week’s top free iPad apps

1.The Lorax HD1=
2.Draw Something Free2=
3.Curious George at the Zoo for iPad3=
4.Design This Home4▲4
5.Skype for iPad5=
6.Ice Age Village6▼2
7.Bike Race Free – by Top Free Games7▼1
8.The Weather Channel® for iPad8▼1
10.XTemple Run10▼1
11.Words With Friends HD Free11▲1
12.The Daily Show Headlines12▼2
14.Bejeweled Blitz14▲4
15.Adobe Reader15▲1
17.Calculator Pro for iPad Free17▲7
18.MLB.com At Bat18▲1
19.InstaPad – Instagram Gallery for iPad19▲1
20.Paper by FiftyThree20▼3
21.Sticky Notes for iPad21▲4
22.Angry Birds HD Free22▲1
23.Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat: Dark Tales Collector’s….23▼12
24.National Geographic Today24▼2
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData.