Facebook Ranks as Most Downloaded Free App at Apple

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This week has turned out to be the week that Apple has surpassed the 25 billion mark when it comes to the number of apps that have been downloaded.  Perhaps unsurprisingly the most popular free app is the Facebook app, which is streets ahead of any other social media app on the platform for iPhone users.  It is in 17th position on the top free apps list for the iPad.

In contrast Twitter, appears in 12th place on the free iPhone app list, and 23rd on the iPad’s free app list.  Angry Birds, easily the most popular and best-known game on Facebook, made it into the top spot on the iPhone’s top paid apps list. Angry Birds Seasons is in 5th place with Angry Birds Rio in 8th. Various Angry Birds paid apps for the iPad also made it into 2nd, 3rd and 9th spots.

Perhaps we should have expected more social media apps to make it into the top echelons of downloads.  But then again it depends on the quality of the app created.  In any event, it would seem that Facebook rules the roost again on both devices. However, there is less of a gap between Facebook downloads and Twitter downloads on the iPad.  This interesting fact makes us wonder whether social media in general is more appealing to iPad users than iPhone users.  According to the data provided by Apple, this would certainly seem to be the case.


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