YouTube, Chrome, Run Roo Run and more on this week’s top free mobile apps charts

Google’s release of its new YouTube app for iPhone and iPod Touch on Sept. 11 took the No. 1 spot on the top free iPhone apps chart this week. The YouTube app from Google comes in lieu of Apple revealing it was removing the pre-loaded YouTube app from iOS 6. An iPad YouTube app is planned to arrive “in the coming months.”

Google released an update to its Chrome browser app on Sept. 12 that increased the app’s security via its sandbox technology, a multi-processor architecture. From the makers of Scribblenauts, developer 5th Cell’s Run Roo Run was free last week as part of Apple’s “Free App of the Week” promotion, which vaulted the app to No. 4 on iPhone and No. 1 on iPad.

As is usually the case, we didn’t see any significant change on the top free Android apps chart.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

Name Rank Change In App Purchases
1. YouTube 1 = No
2. Gravity Guy 2 = Yes
3. SpaceEffect FX 3 = No
4. Run Roo Run 4 = Yes
5. Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty 5 = No
6. InstaMessage 6 = No
7. Instagram 7 ▲1 No
8. Running Dead 8 ▲1 Yes
9. Gems With Friends Free 9 ▼2 Yes
10. SongPop Free 10 ▲1 Yes
11. NFL ’12 11 ▲86 Yes
12. Airport Scanner 12 = Yes
13. What’s My IQ? 13 ▲1 Yes
14. Flashlight 14 ▼4 No
15. My Dragon 15 ▲12 Yes
16. Tiny War 16 = Yes
17. Home Design Story 17 ▲1 Yes
18. Tap Campus Life 18 ▲1 Yes
19. Pinterest 19 ▲3 No
20. Flow Free 20 ▲1 Yes
21. InstaCollage Pro 21 ▲4 No
22. InstaFonts 22 ▲7 No
23. Wipeout Dash 23 ▲1 Yes
24. The Love Calculator 24 ▼1 No
25.x NFL Mobile 25 ▲213 No

This week’s top free iPad apps

Name Rank Change In App Purchases
1. Run Roo Run 1 ▲1 Yes
2. Gravity Guy HD 2 ▼1 Yes
3. Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty 3 = No
4. NFL ’12 4 ▲55 Yes
5. DEAD TRIGGER 5 = Yes
6. Pinterest 6 ▲4 No
7. ESPN Fantasy Football 2012 for iPad 7 ▲26 No
8. Skype for iPad 8 ▲1 No
9. Tap Campus Life 9 ▼3 Yes
10. WatchESPN 10 ▼6 No
11. Big Business HD 11 ▼4 Yes
12. Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique 12 ▼1 Yes
13. Netflix 13 ▼1 No
14. Sunday Ticket 14 ▲151 No
15. My Dragon 15 ▼7 Yes
16. Home Design Story 16 ▼3 Yes
17. The Weather Channel for iPad 17 ▲6 No
18. Minecraft – Pocket Edition Lite 18 ▼1 No
19. Chrome 19 ▼3 No
20. Flow Free 20 ▼1 Yes
21. SongPop Free 21 ▲7 Yes
22. Talking Ginger for iPad 22 ▼8 Yes
23. My Army: Reloaded 23 ▲1 Yes
24. Amazon Instant Video 24 ▼4 No
25.x Toca Store 25 ▼10 No

This week’s top free Android apps

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

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