Boston Manhunt Pushes CNN, Police Scanner Apps Into iTunes Top Ten

As law enforcement officials continue their manhunt for one fugitive that’s suspected to have been involved in the Boston Marathon bombing this week, consumers looking for the latest news and information have pushed several news and scanner-type apps into the iOS top apps charts.

As of about 11:30 am PT, CNN’s app has taken over the top spot on the iPhone’s free app chart. It wasn’t in the top five as recently as last night. Further down the top 10, an app called 5-0 Radio Police Scanner Lite is ranked seventh, TuneIn Radio — another source for following police scanner communications — is eighth, and Police Scanner+ Free is at number 10.


On the paid iPhone app list, 5-0 Radio Pro Police Scanner is currently the seventh most popular app; this is the paid version of the No. 7 free app.

iPad Apps

The situation is somewhat similar on the iPad.

CNN currently has the top free iPad app. TuneIn Radio is at number eight and Police Scanner+ Free is tenth.

There are no news or police scanner-type apps in the top 10 paid iPad apps.

Android Apps

Meanwhile, going only on the top apps charts that are posted on the Google Play website, there are currently no news or scanner-type apps in the top 10 on either the free Android apps list not the paid Android apps list. TuneIn Radio Pro, though, is ranked 16th on the paid chart.

The charts look exactly the same both on those web-based lists and on the Google Nexus phone; the TuneIn Radio Pro app doesn’t show in the top 20 on the Nexus 7 tablet.

Related Topics: Apple: iOS | Apple: iPad | Apple: iPhone | Channel: Mobile Marketing | Mobile Marketing | Top News


About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Marketing Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn

Marketing Day:

Get the top marketing stories daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. You can read more about our comments policy here.
  • Roman Przewodnik Po Warszawie

    Applications very much great described. I the most am interested in them the ones radio.


  • Roman Przewodnik Po Warszawie

    Very cool text. Super described applications. I the most am interested in them the ones radio.


Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Marketing Land on Twitter @marketingland Like Marketing Land on Facebook Follow Marketing Land on Google+ Subscribe to Our Feed! Join our LinkedIn Group Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Marketing News!

Marketing Day is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!