Apple reveals top apps of 2010

Apple has revealed that Angry Birds, a cartoon physics based game which instructs users to slingshot a flock of enraged avians at the increasingly elaborate defences of a clutch of cowering pigs, was the most downloaded paid for app on the iTunes store this year.

In addition the “Lite” version of the app was also flying high after it ascended to take the title of second most popular free app title (behind Facebook) and it was the second highest grossing iPhone app.

Skype, which offers free calls to other Skype users on wi-fi, also put in a strong showing, climbing to fourth spot in the top 10 free apps list.

Other popular apps proved to be The Moron Test, a quiz which aims to elicit whether the player is “a complete idiot” and Talking Tom Cat, a virtual feline which responds to touch and repeats everything you say in a funny voice.

Top iOS apps of the year:

Top 10 Free iPad Apps

1. iBooks

2. Pandora Radio

3. Netflix

4. Google Mobile App

5. Solitaire

6. Movies by Flixster–with Rotten Tomatoes

7. IMDb Movies & TV

8. Kindle

9. Google Earth

10.Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

Top 10 Paid iPad Apps

1. Pages

2. GoodReader for iPad

3. Numbers

4. Angry Birds HD

5. Keynote

6. Glee Karaoke

7. WolframAlpha

8. Pinball HD

9. Friendly Plus for Facebook

10. Star Walk for iPad

Top 10 Grossing iPad Apps

1. Pages

2. Numbers

3. Keynote

4. LogMeIn Ignition

5. SCRABBLE for iPad

6. Documents To Go Premium–Office Suite

7. Angry Birds HD

8. Real Racing HD

9. Plants vs. Zombies HD

10. Proloquo2Go

Top 10 Free iPhone Apps

1. Facebook

2. Angry Birds Lite

3. Words With Friends Free

4. Skype

5. Tap Tap Revenge 3

6. The Weather Channel

7. Paper Toss

8. Bing

9. ROCK BAND FREE

10. Talking Tom Cat

Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps

1. Angry Birds

2. Doodle Jump

3. Skee-Ball

4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

5. Fruit Ninja

6. Cut the Rope

7. ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOX

8. The Moron Test

9. Plants vs. Zombies

10. Pocket God

Top 10 Grossing iPhone Apps

1. MLB.com At Bat 2010

2. Angry Birds

3. Call of Duty: Zombies

4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

5. FriendCaller 3 Pro

6. Zombie Farm

7. TomTom U.S.A.

8. TETRIS

9. Plants vs. Zombies

10. Doodle Jump

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