5 year anniversary of the App Store


Apple‘s App Store launched back in 2008, one year after the iPhone and featured 500 apps. On Monday Apple said it now includes more than 900,000 apps and games. There are plenty of reasons for them to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the App Store.

They decided to give us a couple top apps and games completely for free. During these past 5 years millions and millions of apps were downloaded and of course there are some which were more popular than others. You can see which apps and games were the most popular below:

Best selling iPhone 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

Best selling iPad apps

  1. Pages
  2. Angry Birds HD
  3. Angry Birds Seasons HD
  4. Where’s My Water
  5. Fruit Ninja HD
  6. Angry Birds Space HD
  7. GarageBand
  8. Wordst With Friends HD
  9. Cut the Rope HD
  10. Keynote

Most popular free iPhone 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

Most popular free iPad apps

  1. Skype for iPad
  2. The Weather Channel for iPad
  3. Netflix
  4. Angry Birds HD Free
  5. Kindle
  6. Facebook
  7. Pandora Radio
  8. Calculator for iPad Free
  9. Fruit Ninja HD Free
  10. Words With Friends HD Free

No surprise there with Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja in every chart!

Limited offer in the App Store

App Store IconAs mentioned earlier, to celebrate they gave a couple of top apps and games for free. The list features 5 apps and 5 games for the iPhone and iPad. They normally only cost a couple of bucks but now are completely free.  So hurry up to the App Store and download them immediately! Here’s the list:


5 FREE iPad/iPhone apps

  • Barefoot World Atlas
  • Day One
  • How to Cook Everything
  • Over
  • Traktor DJ

5 FREE iPad/iPhone games

  • Badland
  • Infinity Blade II
  • Tiny Wings
  • Where’s My Water
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP


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