Weekly international iPhone apps: World Cup apps take over the charts

The top free iPhone application by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on June 14.

1. US
ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup (sports)

The ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup is a free application that provides information for football fans attending the matches or watching from afar. Fans can see live scores, tournament stats, the full tournament schedule, team profiles, national anthems, World Cup history, venue profiles, and news articles about the World Cup from within the app.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/espn-2010-fifa-world-cup/id342370555?mt=8

2. UK
Vuvuzela 2010 (entertainment)

Can't get enough of that horn blowing sound heard during the World Cup games? The Vuvuzela 2010 app will help you create your own annoying horn sounds. The app lets users select a horn to match the jersey of their favorite team and to create enough noise to terrorize anyone cohabiting in the same room.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vuvuzela-2010/id326630627?mt=8

3. France
Vuvuzela 2010 (entertainment)

See "Vuvuzela 2010"
http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/vuvuzela-2010/id326630627?mt=8

4. Canada
World Football Calendar 2010 (sports)

World Football Calendar 2010 keeps football fans up to date with the latest World Cup fixtures. The app provides a calendar of World Cup matches regulated to your own time zone, football news in six different languages, plus information on the football teams from all 32 countries.
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/world-football-calendar-2010/id370386820?mt=8

5. Japan
iToyCapsule (entertainment)

iToyCapsule is a toy capsule vending machine in your iPhone. Each time a player inserts a coin into the machine a new collectible toy pops out. These toys can be added to one of the player's five different collections (figures, beatfigures, Gachaking robot, and toys). Players compete to collect all 51 different prizes.
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/itoycapsule/id376517567?mt=8

6. Australia
:Shift: (games)

Shift is a black-and-white adventure puzzle platform game. Players run, jump, climb and avoid spikes by using the left and right buttons shown on screen. More than just a minimalistic platformer, players compete against the clock and must use their problem-solving abilities to make it through to the next level.
http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/shift/id307921186?mt=8

7. Germany
iLiga South Africa (sport)

iLiga South Africa ("iLeague" in German) is a German-language World Cup application for football fans. Users can stay up to date about the latest football matches in South Africa, watch videos of news events pertaining to the World Cup, keep informed about Germany's progress throughout the event, and see 3D animations of all goals scored during the knockout phase.
http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/iliga-south-africa/id371536468?mt=8

8. China
????? (games)

????? ("Stubborn motorcycle" in English) is a motorbike game made by Subway in China. Players use their fingers and the accelerometer to drive a motorbike through the streets, picking up points along the way - some of which can be exchanged for coupons or in-store discounts. The app also provides up-to-date menu information and store locations within China.
http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/id375662934?mt=8

9. Italy
iLiga South Africa (sport)

See "iLiga South Africa"
http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/iliga-south-africa/id371536468?mt=8

10. Korea
??? ???? (sports)

??? ????("Football in South Africa" in English) is a Korean-language World Cup football application. The application features game schedules by date, country, group, and stadium plus information about the teams from each country, access to the live score from each match being played, stadium locations and pictures, playoff charts and a bulletin board where users can post comments about the match, players or teams.
http://itunes.apple.com/kr/app/id372347023?mt=8

(*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.)

 

 

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