Emerging paid iOS apps: Ugly Meter, Infinity Blade and Marvel vs. Capcom 2

This week’s biggest gainer on our paid app charts is Dapper Gentleman’s Ugly Meter, a simple $0.99 joke app that weighs in on the relative attractiveness of user’s photos. The app takes the No. 1 spot on the iPhone paid app charts and rises 37 places to take the No. 3 spot on the paid iPad app charts this week. Angry Birds Space retains its hold on the No. 1 spot on the paid iPad app charts.

Ugly Meter enjoys the distinction of being featured on several TV programs on Fox, NBC and CNN. According to the app’s iTunes description, it now has more than 5 million users.

This week’s biggest debut goes to Capcom’s Marvel vs. Capcom 2. An adaptation of the classic console fighting game, the title takes the No. 10 spot on both the iPad and iPhone charts this week. The app was released on April 25 and is discounted to $2.99 from its regular price of $4.99 in anticipation of the highly anticipated Marvel Comics movie The Avengers. The movie is set to hit North American theaters this Friday, and while it is not an official promotional game, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 features many characters from the movie. It will be interesting to see how this will affect the app’s chart position in the long term.

Lower down the charts, Epic Games’ original Infinity Blade hits No. 18 on the paid iPhone charts and No. 11 on the iPad charts thanks to a new sale that has dropped the price of the game to $0.99 again.

This week’s top paid  iPhone apps

1.Ugly Meter™1▲5
2.Angry Birds Space2▼1
3.Flick Home Run !3▼1
4.Draw Something by OMGPOP4=
5.SayHi Translate: Use Your Voice to Speak a New Language like a Pro_5▼2
6.Ski Safari6▼1
7.WhatsApp Messenger7▲4
8.Cut the Rope8▲1
9. Camera+9▼1
11.Fruit Ninja11▼1
12.“Free Music Download Pro” – Downloader and Player12▲1
13.Clear Vision (17+)13▼1
15.Angry Birds15=
16.Where’s My Water?16=
17.Kick the Buddy: Second Kick17=
18.Infinity Blade18▲17
19.Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets19▲5
20.MotionX GPS Drive20=
21.Minecraft – Pocket Edition21▼3
23.THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition23▼4
24.Nike+ GPS24▲8
25.Plants vs. Zombies25▼4

This week’s top paid iPad apps

1.Angry Birds Space HD1=
2.Ski Safari2=
3.Ugly Meter™3▲37
4.Kingdom Rush HD4▼1
6.Draw Something by OMGPOP6▼2
7.Cut the Rope HD7▼2
9.Where’s My Water?9▼1
11.Infinity Blade11▲12
12.Audubon Birds – A Field Guide to North American Birds12▼5
14.Tips & Tricks — iPad Secrets14▲4
15.Notability – Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox Sync15▲6
16.Angry Birds HD16▼2
17.SayHi Translate: Use Your Voice to Speak a New Language like a Pro_17▼6
18.Quickoffice Pro HD – edit office documents & view PDF files18▲6
23.Minecraft – Pocket Edition23▼11
24.Fruit Ninja HD24▼4
25.Team Umizoomi Math: Zoom into Numbers HD25▲1

All data in this post comes from AppData, our traffic tracking service for iOS and Facebook apps.