Google and Facebook combine to take up seven spots on Apple’s newly-released list of the Top 25 all-time free iPhone apps.
Apple published that list — and three others — as part of its countdown to 50 billion App Store downloads, which the company expects to happen soon. (Apple is giving away a $10,000 App Store credit to whomever completes the 50 billionth download and $500 credits to 50 others.)
Those lists look at the most popular iPhone apps (free and paid) and iPad apps (free and paid). On the paid side, the majority of apps on both lists are games. But, there’s more variety in the iPhone and iPad free apps lists, and that’s where Google and Facebook are killing it.
Among the most popular free iPhone apps ever, Google has four of the top 25: YouTube, Google Search, Google Earth and Google Maps. It’s remarkable that Google Maps is already on the all-time list, considering that the app was released less than five months ago. The YouTube app is young, too — it was released last September.
Facebook has three of the top 25 free iPhone apps, including its flagship app at No. 1 overall. The Instagram and Facebook Messenger apps are also listed. You can find all of the lists in iTunes, but here are abbreviated versions of the top 25 free iPhone and iPad lists, including apps from companies in the search/social/marketing space that we cover.
Top 25 All-Time Free iPhone Apps (edited)
1.) Facebook 3.) Instagram 4.) YouTube 5.) Skype 8.) Twitter 10.) Google Search 16.) Facebook Messenger 17.) Google Earth 22.) eBay 24.) Groupon 25.) Google Maps
Top 25 All-Time Free iPad Apps (edited)
1.) Skype 6.) Facebook 11.) Google Earth 15.) YouTube 16.) eBay for iPad 20.) Twitter
One of the few things that surprise me as I look at those lists is the absence of Amazon’s apps. Any surprises that you see?
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