Apple's Top 10 All Time App Downloads

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By Dave Ashworth
on 21/1/11

To celebrate the forthcoming 10,000,000,000th (that's 10 billion in words) download from Apple's app store, they are set to reward the person who downloads the milestone app with a $10,000 iTunes gift card, which would no doubt be nice to win.

Interestingly, they have published lists of the top 10 paid/non paid all time downloaded iPhone apps:

1. Angry Birds
2. Doodle Jump
3. WhatsApp Messenger
4. Tap Tap Revenge 3
5. Pocket God
6. TuneIn Radio
7. Flight Control
8. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
9. Traffic Rush
10. Tap Tap Revenge 2.0

It's no surprise to see Angry Birds at no.1 with over 12,000,000 (million) downloads - everyone seems to own it or have played it at some point.  I don't have any of the other 9 apps myself so can't comment on them.

Non Paid
1. Facebook
2. eBay
3. Google Mobile App
4. Shazam
5. Google Earth
6. Skype
7. Movies by Flixster
8. Paper Toss
9. Bump
10. SKY News

Not sure what it says about me in that I have just 1 of the paid apps and 9 of the non paid apps on my iPhone (I don't have SKY, I prefer the BBC news app myself).

Whilst we're doing top 10s, my 10 best apps on my phone, in no particular order are:

1. SKY Sports Football Centre
2. Lovefilm
3. IMDb
4. Official Bolton Wanderers App
5. Spotify
6. Tweetdeck
7. Wikipanion
8. Flick Kick Football
9. Hipstamatic
10. The Deep

Apple also did a similar giveaway when they reached 10 billion songs downloaded from iTunes.  The top 20 all time songs downloaded are as follows (look away now if you're adverse to cheesy pop):

1. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
2. Poker Face - Lady Gaga
3. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
4. I'm Yours - Jazon Mraz
5. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
6. Just Dance - Lady Gaga
7. Low - Flo Rida
8. Love Story - Taylor Swift
9. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
10. Tik Tok - Ke$ha
11. Disturbia - Rhianna
12. So What - Pink
13. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
14. Single Ladies - Beyonce
15. Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
16. Stronger - Kanye West
17. Live Your Life - T.I.
18. Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts
19. Right Round - Flo Rida
20. Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus

Fair to say that's a load of old shite, though I will admit to having 4 of them (in the playlist titled "Guilty Pleasures") ((I will also stress that Coldplay is NOT one of them)).

For the record, the 10 billionth song downloaded was "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash, which is much more up my street.