Weekly International iPhone apps: Vevo, iFighter 1945, Earth Defender Antrim Escape

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The top free iPhone application by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on August 23.


1. US
Vevo (music)

Vevo lets users download and watch high quality on-demand music videos. Users get access to VEVO's entire catalogue and can share videos with friends via Twitter, Facebook and email.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vevo/id385815082?mt=8

2. UK
Antrim Escape (games)

The objective of the game is to help the protagonist Ryan escape from a room and discover the secrets of Antrim Castle. In order to succeed, players must solve puzzles using items placed within the game and the full functionality of the iPhone (multi-touch for example). http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/antrim-escape-full/id350581039?mt=8

3. France
Earth Defender (games)

Defend the Earth against attacking alien hordes and prevent the apocalypse. Players have a variety of weapons and bombs which need to be used to progress through this shoot-em-up game with 7 ‘bosses' and one 'super boss'. http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/earth-defender/id381290013?mt=8

4. Canada
Vevo (music)

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5.  Japan
iFighter 1945 (games)

As an ace pilot in World War II players must take on and destroy the secret weapons being used against them by enemy forces. The shoot-em-up game has three difficulty levels and end-of-level ‘bosses.' Players can choose from four control modes, motion, touch, joypad and relative. http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/ifighter-1945/id386456392?mt=8 

6. Australia
iFighter 1945 (games)

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 7. Germany
iFighter 1945 (games)

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 8. China
iFighter 1945 (games)

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9. Italy
Il test delle 9 personalità (fashion and trends)

Il test delle 9 personalità (‘the test of 9 personalities' in English) is a personality test that assigns users one of nine personality types according to their answers in the test.

10.  Korea
??? (entertainment)
???? ??? (‘say it with pictures' in English) uses social networking tool twitter and images uploaded to the iPhone as a means of communicating, and rating other users. Everyday 7 users of the app are selected in a lottery draw and rewarded with a small cash prize.


*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.