Top Emerging Android Apps: Baseball, Football, & Free-to-Play Games Rise Throughout the Android Top Charts

The top Android lists are filled with several older apps today as we’ve highlighted not only the new (or newly updated) but older, more interesting apps that have found themselves with recent growth. Of the day’s games, many are those that have been successful on iOS platforms, be they iPhone or iPad. Primarily, the three top charts consist of games, with most of them being free-to-play. Following games were sports, then utility applications.

New Titles Within Top Paid Android Apps List

MLBMLB.com At Bat 11 — The top paid Android apps list starts out today at #6 with the September 2nd-updated app, MLB.com At Bat 11. Updated to allow for ballpark check-ins, through Foursquare, for live games, the application is an official Major League Baseball app that allows users to follow their favorite teams during the regular season. The app, at $6.99, also grants users access to their MLB.TV subscriptions for out-of-market games, highlights, scoreboards, and radio broadcasts. At Bat 11 is credited to MLB Advanced Media, a digital arm of Major League Baseball itself.

Reckless Getaway — The #20 paid app today for Android is one that was also a top paid iOS app in the past. Reckless Getaway is a driving game in which players have just robbed a bank and must now out run the police. Driving down a multi-lane highway, users must weave in and out of traffic to make their escape through 16 different levels. Last updated September 1st, the number of installs for the $2.99 game have begun to see decline in the past few days. Its developer is noted as Polarbit, a small, six-year-old company out of Sweden whose focus is primarily on 3D mobile games.

Need for Speed Shift — Moving into a realm of more familiar developers comes international core games developer and publisher Electronic Arts. EA hosts the #24 app, Need for Speed Shift. An older game (last updated August 19th), the racing title, that lets users race 20 high performance cars around the world, is one that has also been featured as a top iOS title. Costing $2.99, downloads for the game have spiked recently. More likely than not, the sudden growth may be due to Labor Day sales that the larger game companies hosted (at least on iOS) for most of their mobile games. Such is likely, as the number of downloads have begun dropping since Monday.

WidgetLockerWidgetLocker Lockscreen — Moving away from games, an older application of the utility variety meanders its way onto the top charts at #26. WidgetLocker Lockscreen is a $1.99 customization app, that has grown in the past few days, and allows its users to customize their Android lock screen. Among the possible customization options includes slider styles, slider actions, and adjusting what widgets and/or buttons are shown on the lock screen. Last updated May 24th, WidgetLocker is created by TeslaCoil Software, a relatively enigmatic Android developer whose other utility apps include TeslaLED Flashlight, QuickS SHd, and HomeSmack.

X Construction — The final top paid app highlight of the day comes in at #34. X Construction is another older title that has found its way up the top charts. Costing $1.41, the app is a physics-style puzzle game in which players must construct a bridge using given materials (e.g. steal beams, ropes, etc.) that can support the weight of a train passing over it. X Construction is an older game, having only been last updated June 8th. That said, the update did add three new levels, and since then the download traffic has been relatively steady. The developer of the game is noted as “CrossConstruct,” whose only noted Android title is X Construction.

New Titles Within Top Free Android Apps List

Bunny ShooterBunny Shooter — Bunny Shooter is a new Android app, with its last update noted to be August 26th. Having grown rapidly, in terms of installations, in recent days, the #18 title is a simple physics game in which players fire a bow and arrow, and attempt to kill all bunnies on the level; be they by collapsing objects, hanging anvils, rolling balls, or just hitting them directly. Once again, this game’s rise mirrors that of its iOS counterpart. Bunny Shooter is developed by a Latin American mobile games company by the name of Best, Cool & Fun Games. Founded in 2009, the company boasts 27 million users across its games, worldwide.