Top iPad apps: new Skype for iPad popular from USA to Japan

The iPad optimized application of the popular VoIP service Skype, released August 2, proved popular with iPad users around the world, topping the charts for the most downloaded free iPad application over the last seven days in the USA, UK, Japan and a number of other countries. The application allows users to make free voice and video calls to other Skype users or low cost calls from a Skype account to a phone number. Details of the Skype application and the other top free iPad applications by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on August 8 can be found below.  

 

01. USA
Skype for iPad (social networking) 
Skype allows users to make low cost calls to phones and free, video calls to other Skype users. The iPad application includes all of Skype's usual features and requires a Wi-Fi or 3G network. 
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?mt=8  



02. UK
Skype for iPad
(social networking)
See ‘Skype for iPad' above
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?mt=8

03. France
Skype for iPad
(social networking)
See ‘Skype for iPad'
http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/skype-pour-ipad/id442012681?mt=8

04. Canada
Skype for iPad
 (social networking)
See ‘Skype for iPad'
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?l=fr&mt=8

05. Japan
Skype for iPad
 (social networking)
See ‘Skype for iPad'
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?l=en&mt=8

06. Australia
Skype for iPad
 (social networking)
See ‘Skype for iPad'
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?mt=8

07. Germany
Skype for iPad
 (social networking)
See ‘Skype for iPad'
http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/skype-fur-das-ipad/id442012681?mt=8

08. China
QQ HD 2011
(social networking)
The updated application for the popular Chinese instant messaging and social networking site QQ sends users push notifications and has improved picture messaging abilities.  
http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/qq-hd-2011/id453718989?mt=8

09. Italy
Skype for iPad
 (social networking)
See ‘Skype for iPad'
http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/skype-per-ipad/id442012681?mt=8

10. Korea**  
????? ??? (entertainment)
The application ????? ??? roughly translates as ‘Motocross Matchup' in English; players can race against each other across seven tracks and the use their winnings to customize their bike.
http://itunes.apple.com/kr/app/id443327061?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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