Weekly international iPhone apps: Coin Dozer, Eye Illusions Free, A mirror in your pocket

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The top free application by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on May 31.

1. US
Glass Tower 2 (games)

Glass Tower 2 is the second edition of the popular iPhone puzzle game Glass Tower. Players attempt to deconstruct towers of blue and red blocks - destroying all blue blocks by tapping on them and trying to save as many red blocks as possible by ensuring they don't fall off the side of the screen or come crashing to the ground and explode. Each broken red block equals one less life.

2. UK
Coin Dozer (games)

Get your hands ready to catch coins in this popular "pusher" arcade turned iPhone game. When a "coin" is dropped onto the platform it pushes the others closer to the edge. Coin Dozer players try and push as many coins and prizes off the edge of the platform, earning points for each item they knock off.

3. France
Eye Illusions Free (entertainment)

Eye Illusions Free is an application that demonstrates visual phenomena and illusions. The optical illusions are divided up by categories such as hidden objects, weird lines, impossible objects, motion illusions and appearing objects.

4. Canada
Eye Illusions Free (entertainment)

See "Eye Illusions Free."

5. Japan
Taiko no tatsujin + (games)

Taiko no tatsujin + is a Japanese drumming game where users tap along to the beat of a song to earn points. Taiko no tatsujin is similar to games like Tap Tap Revenge, Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero, but comes packaged with much cuter anime graphics. The application comes with one song pre-installed; additional songs can be purchased from within the application.

6. Australia
Step Brothers Sound Board (entertainment)

Step Brothers Sound Board is a collection of sounds from the movie Step Brothers featuring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The app lets users trigger off a selection of quotes from the movie including, "What happened," "In The Balls," "Pirate Hat" and "Sprechensiedick."

7. Germany
Ein Spiegel in Ihrer Tasche FREE (utilities)

Ein Spiegel in Ihrer Tasche FREE ("A mirror in your pocket FREE" in English) is an application that "turns your phone into a mirror." The app works by showing you a darkened (black) screen surrounded by a picture frame.

8. China
???? (entertainment)

???? ("Mobile Television" in English) is an online audio and video portal that lets you watch and listen to TV and radio programs in real time. The application currently provides access to around 57 broadcast channels including CCTV, BTV, SMG, and CNLive.

9. Italy
Uno Specchio in tasca FREE (utilities)

See "Ein Spiegel in Ihrer Tasche FREE."

10. Korea
??? ?? (iFortune) (entertainment)

??? ?? (iFortune) is an application that puts a fortune teller in your pocket. Users type in their date of birth and select either today's horoscope or tomorrow's horoscope to have their fortunes read. The application will inform you if you are going to have a good or a bad day, lets you know the things you should be wary of during the day and points out the bright and hopeful moments of your day.

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