Doodle Jump popular in France, Germany

A free version of the iPhone game Doodle Jump, released August 25, has proved popular in France and Germany where it was the most downloaded free application over the past week. The game challenges players to help a cartoon-style chartecter Doodle the Doodler progress up a piece of graph paper by jumping from one trampoline to the next and using special equipment such as jet packs. Details of other top free iPhone applications by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on August 29 can be found below.

01. USA 
Rail Maze (games) 
Players of this logic-based puzzle game have to build railways to ensure that their train reaches its destination while keeping it safe from marauding pirate trains. 
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rail-maze/id445853367?mt=8

02. UK
The X Factor UK
(entertainment)
Users of this application can follow all the latest news, see behind-the-scenes photos and watch videos from televised singing contest The X Factor.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-x-factor-uk/id455682741?mt=8

03. France
Doodle Jump FREE
(games)
Players of this free version of Doodle Jump help Doodle the Doodler on his journey to the top of a piece of graph paper, jumping from trampolines, picking up jet packs and avoiding black holes as they go.
http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/doodle-jump-free/id456355158?mt=8  

04. Canada
Storage Wars
(games)
This application is based on the television show Storage Wars where contestants bid on the items contained in a storage locker after only a quick inspection before reselling them. The app works on the same basis - challenging players to bid on items and then 'resell' them at a profit.
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/storage-wars-the-game/id449281193?l=fr&mt=8

05. Japan
Free Music Download (Downloader and Player)
(music)
This application allows users to download music from a variety of sources to their iPhone. The free version, shown here, only contains enough space for 15 songs.  
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/free-music-download-downloader/id454975562?l=en&mt=8

06. Australia
Woolworths
(lifestyle)
This application from Australian grocery store Woolworths allows users to plan their food shopping and find recipes while also offering them special in-store discounts.
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/woolworths/id448267836?mt=8

07. Germany
Doodle Jump FREE
(games)
See 'Doodle Jump FREE'.
http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/doodle-jump-free/id456355158?mt=8  

08. China
POCO
?? (photography)
This Chinese application, POCO??, or 'Poco Camera' in English, provides users with a range of photo-taking and editing options including multiple lenses and color filters.
http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/id453640300?mt=8

09. Italy
Siege Hero
(games)
Destroy over 150 castles with stones from your catapult and save villagers in this medieval-themed physics-based game.
http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/siege-hero/id431688122?mt=8

10. Korea
?? ?? ?? (productivity)
The application ?? ?? ??, which translates loosely into English as ‘Type Special Character,' allows the user to type and send special characters such as Korean characters and special symbols.
http://itunes.apple.com/kr/app/id458059858?mt=8

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on Admob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution.  

** Due to regulations on application classification there is no 'games' category in the Korean iTunes store.  

 

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