Apple looks back on top apps of 2010

13 Dec 2010

Apple has released its “Rewind” of 2010, looking at the top iPhone and iPad apps of the year in Ireland.


The top paid app was the game Angry Birds, which has seen phenomenal success over 2010. The top free app was the Facebook app, followed by the free version of Angry Birds.

The top grossing app overall was the TomTom UK and Ireland app, bringing sat-nav to iPhones. This was followed by TomTom’s Western Europe app and Angry Birds.

Apple looked at trends appearing in 2010 among iPhones, which included photo and video apps, cooking apps, apps for working remotely, augmented reality apps and apps involving zombies, pirates and ninjas.


The top 3 paid iPad app were games, with Slice It hitting the top spot. This was followed by Flick football and The Cube.

The top free apps for the tablet computer was iBooks, an e-reading app, followed by Vuvuzela 2010, an app which replicates the loud Vuvuzela sound that plagued World Cup matches during the summer.

Google’s mobile app came third in the top free apps.

The top grossing app for the iPad were for productivity purposes, with Pages topping the list, an app for the tablet computer.

Trends for the iPad in 2010 were seen through photo and video apps, apps to help people work remotely, news apps and music apps.