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Top iPhone apps: ‘Balls vs Blocks’, ‘The Floor is Lava’ and ‘Super Fidget Hand Spinner’

/ 06:16 PM June 18, 2017

Voodoo’s iOS game “Balls vs Blocks”. Image: Voodoo/Apple Inc. via AFP Relaxnews

Among top free iPhone apps around the world for the week of June 16, 2017, snake-like scroller “Balls vs Blocks,” floor avoidance runner “The Floor is Lava”, team-based battler “Brawl Stars”, and toy craze adaptation “Super Fidget Hand Spinner”.

United States
Snapchat (photo and video)
Temporal messaging app whose latest updates have pushed the Bitmoji avatar suite into a new friend filter for more personalized messages between friends.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id447188370

United Kingdom
The Floor Is Lava (games)
French studio Ketchapp returns with a spin on a social game that has been resurgent of late. Run and jump across a stream of household objects, staying off the floor for as long as possible.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1246780139


Balls vs Blocks (games)
Lead a snaking line of balls through a course populated by numbered bricks that prevent undeveloped lines from progressing.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1233739175

Contra: Return (games)
Classic arcade action game adapted for the mobile format and micropayment formula. Current most popular in-app purchase is $0.99 for a pack of expendable virtual currency.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id983122251

Wort Guru (games)
Swipe a continuous line through a collection of letters to form the required word. Costs $0.99 for a pack of expendable virtual coins.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1229075980

Balls vs Blocks (games)
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1233739175

The Floor Is Lava (games)
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1246780139

Brawl Stars (games)
Become part of a three-person team and take on other players in a bid to become the first to 10 points. New app from the super studio behind “Clash of Clans”, “Clash Royale”, “Hay Day” and “Boom Beach”.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1229016807

South Korea
KakaoTalk (social networking)
Multimedia messaging app that includes detailed emoticons, novel voice filters, coupons for commercial brands, chat browsing while on a call, calendar scheduling, and games. A $1.99 item ticket is the most popular current in-app purchase.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id362057947

Super Fidget Hand Spinner (games)
Adapting the craze for three-bladed handheld spinning toys with a digital version that provides various designs plus a range of challenges and friend leaderboards.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1236745674


Lineage 2 Revolution (games)
Open world role-playing fantasy adventure, making use of the huge popularity enjoyed by massively multiplayer Windows PC game “Lineage II.” Current top in-app purchase is a $9.99 bundle of virtual currency, drip-fed daily.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id1200727466

WhatsApp Messenger (social networking)
Facebook-owned multimedia messaging and voice calling app that uses wifi or carrier data connection, leverages existing phone contacts lists, and provides support for group chats. Photo filters, photo grouping and quick reply features added in June.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id31063399

Hotstar TV Movies Live Cricket (entertainment)
Mobile TV app with a current focus on live cricket; $2.99 for one month of premium membership.
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id934459219

South Africa
WhatsApp Messenger (social networking)
Link: itunes.apple.com/app/id31063399

Store rankings courtesy of App Annie. JB


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