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App Store Turns 1, Produces Top 30 Apps List

by Rob   on July 12, 2009
Filed under App News, Apple, Daily App Reviews, News, Tips and How-To's

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July 1st the iTunes App Store celebrated it’s first birthday.  Yes, we know we’re late on this post.  In reality, we were not going to post anything about the one year anniversary of the iTunes App Store.  However, once we realized that we had a review on the vast majority of the games (not so with the apps section) we figured it was more than appropriate that we help celebrate this occassion, albeit belated as it is.  Even though the App Store has been around for a year, App Chatter has only been around for a few short months.  Like the App Store, App Chatter continues to grow (not quite as fast).  So, with so much in common, here’s to you… App Store… Happy belated 1st Birthday!!

Along with the first birthday announcement, Apple also released a list of what they are calling  “Our Favorite Apps” divided into Games and All Others (link from Pocket Gamer)

30 Best Games according to Apple:

  1. 2XL Supercross by 2XL Games, Inc. [iTunes App Store]
  2. Zen Bound by Chillingo Ltd. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  3. Baseball Slugger: Home Run Race 3D by Com2uS Corp. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  4. geoDefense by Critical Thought Games [iTunes App Store]
  5. The Sims 3 Electronic Arts [iTunes App Store]
  6. Real Racing by Firemint [iTunes App Store]
  7. Let’s Golf by Gameloft [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  8. Touchgrind by Illusion Labs [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  9. Edge by Mobigame [iTunes App Store]
  10. Peggle PopCap Games, Inc. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  11. Rolando by ngmoco, Inc. [iTunes App Store]
  12. Fieldrunners by Subatomic Studios, LLC [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  13. Toki Tori by Chillingo Ltd. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  14. Flight Control by Firemint [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  15. Topple 2 by ngmoco, Inc. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  16. Flick Fishing by Freeverse, Inc. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  17. Real Tennis 2009 by Gameloft [iTunes App Store]
  18. WordFu by ngmoco, Inc. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  19. Airport Mania: First Flight by Reflexive Entertainment [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  20. Sally’s Salon by RealArcade [iTunes App Store]
  21. Tap Tap Revenge 2.6 by Tapulous [iTunes App Store]
  22. Bejeweled 2 by PopCap Games, Inc. [iTunes App Store]
  23. Labyrinth by Codify AB [iTunes App Store]
  24. Fantastic Contraption by inXile Entertainment [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  25. Terminator Salvation: The official game by Gameloft [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  26. iDracula – Undead Awakening by Chillingo Ltd. [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  27. Eliss by Steph Thirion [iTunes App Store]
  28. MotionX Poker by MotionX [iTunes App Store]
  29. Glyder by Glu [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  30. Galaxy On Fire 3D by FISHLABS [iTunes App Store]

30 best apps according to Apple:

  1. MLB.com At Bat 2009 by MLB.com [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  2. BeejiveIM 3.0 with Push by Beejive, Inc. [iTunes App Store]
  3. Stanza by Lexcycle [iTunes App Store]
  4. Instapaper Pro by Marco Arment [iTunes App Store]
  5. E*Trade Mobile Pro by E*Trade Securities [iTunes App Store]
  6. Pandora Radio by Pandora Media, Inc. [iTunes App Store]
  7. RjDj album by Reality Jockey Ltd. [iTunes App Store]
  8. AP Mobile by The Associated Press [iTunes App Store]
  9. Brushes by Steve Sprang [iTunes App Store]
  10. Wunder Radio by Weather Underground [iTunes App Store]
  11. Midomi Music Identifier and Search (Ultra) by Melodis Corporation [iTunes App Store]
  12. Daily Finance by AOL [iTunes App Store]
  13. ColorSplash by Hendrik Kueck [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  14. Fandango by Fandango [iTunes App Store]
  15. Ocarina by Smule [iTunes App Store]
  16. eBay Mobile by eBay Inc. [iTunes App Store]
  17. FlightTrack Pro – Live TripIt Flight Status by Ben Kazez [iTunes App Store]
  18. Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook by Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd [iTunes App Store]
  19. Shazam by Shazam Entertainment Ltd. [iTunes App Store]
  20. Dictionary.com – Dictionary and Thesaurus by Ditionary.com [iTunes App Store]
  21. WeatherBug Elite by WeatherBug [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  22. Tweetie by atebits [iTunes App Store]
  23. NYTimes by The New York Times Company [iTunes App Store]
  24. Photogene by Omer Shoor [iTunes App Store, AppChatter Review]
  25. Facebook by Facebook [iTunes App Store]
  26. Things by Cultured Code [iTunes App Store]
  27. ESPN ScoreCenter by ESPN [iTunes App Store]
  28. Loopt by Loopt, Inc. [iTunes App Store]
  29. Google Earth by Google [iTunes App Store]
  30. Yelp by Yelp [iTunes App Store]


2 Responses to “App Store Turns 1, Produces Top 30 Apps List”
  1. my sister is super addicted to Bejeweled 2. she plays it from afternoon to midnight. i find it quite an interesting game.’”"

  2. bejewelled 2 is of course a great game, nice gameplay, nice story and nice graphics`     


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