Weekly international iPhone apps: Froggy Jump, Stick Skater, Tap Tap Revenge 3 Boost

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The top free application by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on May 10.

1. US
Stick Skater LITE (games)

Stick Skater LITE is a three-level game teaser that gets stick-figure skaters landing tricks on a skateboard. Set in real-world skating locations, players use the on-screen controls to get their stick figure to slide down rails, jump over obstacles and complete extreme skating tricks.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stick-skater-lite/id368670751?mt=8

2. UK
MyCarCheck (utilities)

MyCarCheck is an application that helps shoppers looking for secondhand cars learn more about the vehicles they are looking at. Users can check the make, model color, engine size, body style, fuel type and date of registration on cars registered within the UK. If you are seriously considering purchasing the car you can use the in-app purchases to check the car's history (to make sure it hasn't previously been stolen, written-off or scrapped), see the recorded mileage, and get a valuation based on the car's make, model and mileage.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mycarcheck/id344478255?mt=8

3. France
FreeTéléc (utilities)

FreeTéléc is an application that turns your iPhone into a TV remote. The app is designed to work with French set-top box Freebox HD. Using the retro-looking FreeTéléc remote you can change the channel, the volume level and other set-top box parameters using your iPhone and a WiFi connection.
http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/freetelec/id370789768?mt=8

4. Canada
Tap Tap Revenge 3 Boost (games)

From the makers of Tap Tap Revenge comes the next instalment of the very popular music rhythm game for the iPhone. Players can tap along to more than 100 free songs or access their favorite chart-toppers with the in-app purchases. The music game also includes live chat so you can connect with your friends and other music lovers, online gaming options and online contests where players can win real prizes.
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/tap-tap-revenge-3-boost/id362849514?mt=8

5. Germany
Froggy Jump (games)

Froggy Jump is a platform jumping game where players compete to see who can get their frog to the highest level. Players use the accelerometer to guide their frog from platform to platform, tapping the screen to make him jump. As you progress, the game gets increasingly difficult - platforms disappear or grow spikes and players may need to catch one of the space rockets, shields or safety lasers to make it to the next platform.
http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/froggy-jump/id364355046?mt=8

6. Australia
Froggy Jump (games)

See "Froggy Jump".
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/froggy-jump/id364355046?mt=8

7. Japan
Radiko.jp (entertainment)

Radirou is an iPhone version of the popular internet radio-streaming website Radiko.jp. The website and the app enable you to stream Japanese-based FM and AM radio stations to your device. Users can listen to stations such as TBS, NIKKEI, InterFM and Tokyo FM.
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/radiko-jp/id370515585?mt=8

8. Italy
SKY TG24 (news)

SKY TG24 is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week news channel on your iPhone. The application lets you watch live updates from Italy and around the world. Users also have access to the Sky TG24 Active through the application so they can catch up on the important events of the day with the on-demand news service. The "ticker" option shows you the news headlines scrolling across your screen in real time. The app is free for the first month, after which users can choose to subscribe for one, six or12 months.
http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/sky-tg24/id360500248?mt=8

9. China
???2 (books)

Best selling Chinese book ???2 ("The Story of Du Lala's Promotion 2" in English) by Li Ke has been turned into an e-book for the iPhone. The book has been hailed as a "how-to" guide for women in the Chinese workplace, touching on the subjects of communication in the office environment, asking for a pay rise, workplace rules, and how to succeed in a male-dominated Chinese corporate world.
http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/id370391438?mt=8

10. Netherlands
NS Reisplanner Xtra (travel)

NS Reisplanner Xtra is a trip-planning application for the Netherlands' public transport system. The application provides personalized travel plans tailored to your departure and arrival location and your personal needs. The app provides up-to-date information about train delays and station closures. It also lets you pro-actively track your trip from start to finish.
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/ns-reisplanner-xtra/id370362301?mt=8

(*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iPhones and iPod Touches have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on AdMob's November 2009 estimate of the worldwide iPhone and iPod touch User Distribution.)

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