The following list is an overview summary of each app that won out in the top 10 ranking by Apple for most downloads
Skype has been one of the leading VOIP products on the Internet for years. It is no surprise that the free Skype iPhone app has proven to be popular as well. Why wouldnÕt it be? In addition to the ability to chat from your iPhone with PC-connected users, with some paid credits, Skype allows you to make WiFi or 3G-based calls to landline and mobile numbers at extremely low rates worldwide! While general call quality has improved over the years, there are still the occasional challenging hiccups which turn your voice into the famous Cylon on Battlestar Galactica. Usually, this occurs in weak or dead cell zones or areas which have heavy network congestion. While dropped calls are rare, the calls can be somewhat challenging at times. Overall, Skype is the killer free app that you must have to stay in touch with friends, colleagues, and family worldwide.
Tap Tap Revenge 3
Popularized by the famous Guitar Hero phenomenon, Tap Tap Revenge 3 is the mobile version of this entertaining concept where you use taps to guide the biggest bands in the world such as Kesha, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica, AFI, Smashing Pumpkins and much much more. With over 100 free songs, this is one loaded piece of entertainment. Beyond this, the app has a funny live chat system with thousands of connected users with insane weapon action, a complete avatar system for any rock persona and frequent contests for users to win signed artist guitars, signed albums and other prizes. One of the truly addictive games of 2010.
The Weather Channel
No iPhone is complete without a comprehensive weather app. Beyond AppleÕs native weather app, the Weather channel app sports comprehensive detail such as full-screen maps, extended forecasts, severe weather alerts and much more. Using your iPhoneÕs GPS technology, it pinpoints your location at launch and even provides faster zoom and pan with the use of Google mobile maps. And finally, the app provides access to Hurricane Centre for those extreme weather moments. DonÕt leave home without it!
Somewhat of a surprise, this free game app made the top 10. The surprise comes from the initial experience being limited in terms of entertainment fun but the market has spoken. The game concept is simple. Rather than be an environmental basket case with real crumpled paper, you become a concerned virtual gamer where the crumpled paper is thrown into a virtual trash. Eliminate boredom on your iPhone. Game graphics are fantastic with 7 levels of varied difficulty under the free version of the app. In addition, immersive experience is enhanced with real office sounds, animated paper, angry co-works who verbally abuse you, and varied wind speeds to throw you off your game. Pure mindless fun is a download away.
MicrosoftÕs answer to Google is the mobile version of Bing Search. Designed for the new generation of search, Bing helps users make decisions and get answers when required. With unique photographs and daily trivia, the Bing app also provides voice-activated search which includes addresses and also helps users find great rates for flights and travel deals with a price predictor. Based on your location, Bing also serves up a platter of information with shops, images, movie times near you, in addition to flight information, weather forecasts and walk or driving directions with real-time traffic flow.
Rock Band Free
Rock Band Free is the competitive answer to Tap Tap Revenge 3. With very similar features, you get the same set of stellar band music, with options to blast music out on guitar, bass, drums, vocals in Easy, Medium or Hard modes. The game offers free and premium tracks from the in-game music store and allows you to compete against others for leaderboard rankings.
Talking Tom Cat
A modern-day variation of the wildly popular Tamagotchi virtual pet game, Talking Tom Cat is your pet cat who repeats everything you say in your iPhone with a funny voice. You can pet him, poke him and even grab his tail. You can even record your own statements with Tom, save them in your library and send them as MMS to friends, family or even the boss if youÕd like to be creative with your resignation. You can even upload your clips to social networking platforms such as YouTube and Facebook or even send them via email. While there is no goal objective to feed and nurture Tom, you can feed him with a glass of milk. Many have found Talking Larry the Bird to be the MUCH funnier version which generates a lot more laughter from people.