MapQuest, Talking Lila the Fairy, Google Play Magazines and more on this week’s top free mobile apps charts

YouTube retained the No. 1 spot and Apple developed apps like Podcasts and iTunes U remained in the top 10 as well on the top free iPhone apps chart this week. But a lot of new apps threw their hats into the ring. Gameloft’s football simulator NFL Pro 2013 released on Sept. 27, debuting quite well at the No. 6 position. The 2012 Ryder Cup app which provided live coverage and video highlights of the event landed at the No. 21 spot. Another golf related app, EA’s Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12, added ios 6 support, which pushed the app up the ranks to the No. 16 position. Navigational app MapQuest rose up to the No. 20 in lieu of Apple’s poorly received iOS 6 Maps app.

NFL Pro 2013, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 for iPad and 2012 Ryder Cup all made the top 25 for the iPhone as well as the top free iPad apps chart. Voice-activated title Talking Lila the Fairy for iPad is free for a limited time (Normally $2.99), which catapulted the app to the No. 8 spot. Hasbro’s Hungry Hungry Hippos app, akin to the board game, was slotted at the No. 9 rank.

The top free Android apps chart this week remained very much the same since last week. One exception was Google Play Magazines‘ steady climb to the No. 22 spot.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

 Name Rank Change In App Purchases
1. YouTube 1 = No
2. Podcasts 2 = No
3. Find My Friends 3 = No
4. iTunes U 4 = No
5. Find My iPhone 5 = No
6. NFL Pro 2013 6 = Yes
7. iBooks 7 = No
8. Instagram 8 ▲1 No
9. Target 9 ▲1 No
10. Tips for iPhone 10 ▲4 No
11. Flashlight 11 ▲1 No
12. Coffee Shop Maker 12 ▲6 Yes
13. Fandango Movies 13 = No
14. InstaEffect FX 14 ▲5 No
15. Walgreens 15 ▲1 No
16. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 16 ▲1 Yes
17. Flow Free 17 ▲7 Yes
18. Ticketmaster 18 ▲2 No
19. Ringtones 500.000+ 19 ▲3 Yes
20. MapQuest 20 ▼5 No
21. 2012 Ryder Cup 21 ▼10 Yes
22. Emoji 2 Free 22 ▲1 No
23. NFL Mobile 23 ▲167 No
24. Magic Piano 24 ▲3 Yes
25.x Flick Champions HD 25 ▼4 Yes

 

This week’s top free iPad apps

Name Rank Change In App Purchases
1. Podcasts 1 = No
2. iTunes U 2 ▲1 No
3. Find My Friends 3 ▼1 No
4. Find My iPhone 4 = No
5. NFL Pro 2013 5 = Yes
6. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 for iPad 6 = Yes
7. iBooks 7 ▲1 No
8. Talking Lila the Fairy for iPad 8 ▲1 No
9. Hungry Hungry Hippos 9 ▲2 No
10. 2012 Ryder Cup 10 ▼3 Yes
11. Royal Revolt! 11 ▲1 Yes
12. Skype for iPad 12 ▲2 No
13. The Weather Channel for iPad 13 ▲9 No
14. Jumpster 14 ▲2 Yes
15. Pinterest 15 ▲4 No
16. TypeDrawing for iPad V3.0 16 ▲205 No
17. ABC Player 17 ▼2 No
18. Netflix 18 ▼1 No
19. WatchESPN 19 ▼6 No
20. WorldTube HD 20 ▼2 No
21. Chrome 21 ▲2 No
22. Calculator Pro for iPad Free 22 ▲9 Yes
23. Amazon Instant Video 23 ▲2 No
24. NFL ’12 24 ▲153 Yes
25.x Home Design Story 25 ▼4 Yes

 

This week’s top free Android apps

Name Rank Change
1. Maps 1 =
2. Gmail 2 =
3. YouTube 3 ▲2
4. Street View on Google Maps 4 ▼1
5. Facebook 5 ▼1
6. Google Play Books 6 =
7. Pandora internet radio 7 =
8. Google Play Music 8 =
9. Google+ 9 =
10. Voice Search 10 =
11. Google Search 11 =
12. Instagram 12 =
13. Facebook Messenger 13 =
14. Twitter 14 =
15. Netflix 15 ▲1
16. Google Play Movies & TV 16 ▼1
17. Slacker Radio 17 =
18. Kindle 18 =
19. Bubble Shooter 19 =
20. Skype 20 =
21. Zedge 21 =
22. Google Play Magazines 22 ▲2
23. Kies air 23 ▼1
24. Adobe Reader 24 ▼1
25.x Temple Run

 

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