Emerging Top-Grossing iOS Apps: Any Music Downloader, MMORPGs & Books Rise

The top grossing charts for both the iPhone and iPad were a bit tame this week. In looking for new and interesting applications to meander onto the top lists, there were very few that haven’t been seen before on other charts from this and last week. Nevertheless, there was a wide variety of monetization methods used between each title ranging from paid apps, to subscriptions, to in-app purchases. That said, paid apps proved the most dominant.

New Titles Within Top Grossing iPhone Apps List

Any Music Downloader — Any Music Downloader was released April 27th, and was actually the #6 title on yesterday’s top emerging paid iPhone apps list. In terms of top grossing, it is #3. An application that lets users download music from any legal music site, the title is currently running $1.99. Interestingly enough, yesterday it was $0.99 as part of a “promotion” and noted that it normally costs $4.99. Today, the $1.99 price is still marked as a “promotion” with the “normal” price stated at $9.99. The company behind the app is an iOS developer by the name of Pdafun.net. Unfortunately, little company information is available other than the fact that they have released over a dozen other iPhone titles consisting of primarily navigation and utility apps.

Tiny Zoo — In at #13 is another familiar face, Tiny Zoo (recently updated April 26th), which appeared on last week’s top free charts at #7. In the free-to-play game, users create and manage their own virtual zoo, purchasing various quantities of virtual currency, in-app, in order to advance more quickly. The title is developed by TinyCo (formerly Brooklyn Packet), a fairly young, San Francisco-based mobile developer. The company recently raised an eye-popping $18 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz.

Order & Chaos Online — International casual and mobile games development veteran, Gameloft is rising up yet another iOS chart with its new mobile MMORPG Order & Chaos. A fantasy oriented game similar in respect to World of Warcraft, the game (released April 27th) monetizes itself in three ways. Initially costing $6.99, that cost also pays for three months of play, after which users can renew a subscription at the cost of $0.99 a month, $1.99 for three months, or $2.99 for six months. Beyond this, the game also monetizes with in-app purchases for virtual currency. The new game is currently $15 on the top grossing iPhone apps list. Order & Chaos Online is also #15 on the top grossing iPad apps list.

ZENONIA 3 — The third in the series, ZENONIA 3 is the lastest installment from Gamevil. Released April 28th, the game is currently #21 on the top grossing iPhone apps list. An action RPG, the game comes drops players back into the story of Midgard and gives new character customization and player versus player combat. Developed by mobile gaming veteran Gamevil, a company based out of both L.A. and Seoul, the app currently runs $4.99 but also makes use of in-app virtual currency purchases that range from $0.99 to $29.99.

New Titles Within Top Grossing iPad Apps List

Our Choice — In at #16 is the Al Gore’s interactive book Our Choice at $4.99. Based around the causes of global warming and ways to prevent it, the app is a compilation of narrative, images, animations, and interactive elements. Created via a new digital publishing platform for interactive books, Push Pop Press, it was also produced by Melcher Media — a full-service editorial and production firm — and published by health-oriented and lifestyle book publisher Rodale. Our Choice was also #7 on yesterday’stop paid iPad apps list.