Apple reveals top 50 apps of all time as App Store hits 50 billion downloads

Apple reveals top 50 apps of all time as App Store hits 50 billion downloads

With Apple’s App Store cruising past the incredible landmark figure of 50 billion apps downloaded, the company has released updated lists of its all-time top iPhone and iPad apps.

Apple reveals top 50 apps of all time as App Store hits 50 billion downloads

There’s no real surprises in the list with Angry Birds and Facebook topping the paid and free app lists respectively.

As a nice treat, the lucky sod who managed to bag the 50th billionth app was rewarded with a $10,000 App Store gift card from the folks at Apple.

Apple reveals top 50 apps of all time as App Store hits 50 billion downloads

“Apps have revolutionised the way we play video games, consume news, do business, educate, communicate, create art, and so much more,” say Apple, and they’re probably right.

It seems like it’s been around forever but the App Store only launched five years ago, and its influence has been seen on rival platforms like Android and Windows Phone.

Here’s the new charts listing the most-downloaded paid and free iPhone and iPad apps:

Top 25 Free Apps 

  1. Facebook
  2. Pandora Radio
  3. Instagram
  4. YouTube
  5. Skype
  6. Words with Friends Free
  7. The Weather Channel
  8. Twitter
  9. Temple Run
  10. Google Search
  11. Netflix
  12. Shazam
  13. Angry Birds Free
  14. Draw Something Free
  15. Flashlight
  16. Facebook Messenger
  17. Google Earth
  18. Fruit Ninja Free
  19. iHeartRadio
  20. Movies by Flixter
  21. Bump
  22. eBay
  23. Pac-Man Lite
  24. Groupon
  25. Google Maps

Top 25 Paid Apps 

  1. Angry Birds
  2. Fruit Ninja
  3. Doodle Jump
  4. Cut the Rope
  5. Angry Birds Seasons
  6. WhatsApp Messenger
  7. Camera+
  8. Words with Friends
  9. Tiny Wings
  10. Angry Birds Space
  11. Pocket God
  12. Plants vs. Zombies
  13. The Game of Life Classic
  14. The Moron Test
  15. Where’s My Water
  16. Draw Something
  17. Monopoly
  18. Angry Birds Star Wars
  19. MotionX GPS Drive
  20. Skee-Ball
  21. Scrabble
  22. UNO
  23. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  24. Color Splash
  25. The Sims 3

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