Emerging Top-Grossing iOS Apps: Past Top Paid & Top Free Apps Rise

The top grossing iOS apps list has been fairly active this week with several highlighted apps stemming from the top 30. Interestingly enough, a majority of the games and applications displayed are those that have appeared in top paid or free application lists from weeks past (not just this week’s).

New Titles Within Top Grossing iPhone Apps List

Call of Duty: Zombies — Santa Monica-based international core games developer and publisher Activision holds the highest highlighted top grossing iPhone app this week. Rising all the way up to #12 is Call of Duty: Zombies. The first-person shooter plants players into the Call of Duty style of play, and bombards them with hordes of the undead that can be battled against with up to four playersvia both WiFi and the Internet (two players via Bluetooth). Currently $4.99, part of its growth is likely due to its being reduced in price last week as part of an Independence Day sale. Its iPad counterpart breached the top paid iPad apps list during that time. Call of Duty: Zombies was last updated in September.

Call of Mini: Zombies — Call of Mini: Zombies is an iPhone title that has been rising steadily over the past few weeks and had risen up the top paid list as well in the past. Last updated June 30th with new level maps, the $0.99 game tasks players with surviving a zombie outbreak within a small town. Set in a 3D environment of blocky-looking creatures, users fight back with a variety of unique weapons. The developer behind the title is the mid-sized Triniti Interactive Limited. Founded in 2009, the company hosts nearly 100 different applications on iOS. Call of Mini: Zombies is currently ranked at #20 and further monetizes through several $0.99 in-app purchases.

CoPilot Live Premiere USA — A new GPS application rises up to #22 this week. Released July 8th, CoPilot Live Premium USA is a voice-guided GPS program that stores maps on the iPhone itself rather than utilizing data from one’s mobile service. Additionally, the app provides multiple routes, speed limit warnings, and lane indicators. Currently, CoPilot is priced at $9.99 as an introductory offer, but also offers in app purchases for things such as fuel prices and a map of Canada. The title is credited to 1979-founded ALK Technologies, a transportation centric company out of Princeton, New Jersey. CoPilot is also currently ranked #24 on iPad.

Rc Plane 2 — In at #23 is a game from yesterday’s top paid iPhone apps list, Rc Plane 2. Developed by the 2008-founded Italian iOS developer Frozen Pepper, Rc Plane 2 is a simulator title in which players navigate RC planes through various missions specific to the type of plane being piloted. In line with this, and along with its initial $0.99 price tag, players can purchase such missions through in-app bundles containing specific aircraft and their missions.

Mall Party — It was a top free iPhone application last week, and now Mall Party is rising up the top grossing iPhone apps list as well, ranking in at #31. The free-to-play game (last updated July 8th) is a business sim style of game where users are able to build and run their own shopping malls around the world; with locals ranging from Paris to New York. In order to monetize, the game offers in-app purchases for virtual currency ranging in price from $0.99 to $99.99. The app is owned by Russia’s Kama Games, who purchased it from its creator Social Expeditions.

New Titles Within Top Grossing iPad Apps List

Star Trek PADD — Star Trek fans are driving up the #7 top grossing iPad app, Star Trek PADD. Developed by international media company CBS Interactive, the July 11th-released application is an official Star Trek interactive database of everything that is Star Trek. Designed to use the same user interface from the franchise, “LCARS,” the app grants users information on aliens, ships, episodes, and technologies from the Star Trek Universe. The title is currently priced at $4.99.