Top iPhone apps: Dune!, Too Good To Go, Snoopy picture game, Wilderness Fight
Among top free iPhone apps on Nov. 9, 2017, smooth desert jumping game “Dune!” peaks in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and France, a collection of “Snoopy” picture puzzles, a Chinese riff on “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and a sequel to plushie connection pursuit “Disney Tsum Tsum”.
Desert-based endless runner, with sand dunes to leap from and land on, the aim being to achieve high score satisfaction by jumping above a horizontal line and landing smoothly afterwards. Costs $2.99 to remove ads.
Messenger (social networking)
Facebook’s messaging app with group chats, photo and video creation and sharing, free calls over wifi and within carrier data bundles, expressive stickers, location tracking, and reports on Messenger contacts’ availability and Facebook activity.
Wilderness Fight (games)
Drop into a deserted island with up to 100 other players, surviving solo or in teams of two or four, using weapon skills and careful movement to eliminate other competitors in a setup reminiscent of PC hit “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”.
Too Good To Go (food and drink)
Scan local restaurants, bakeries and grocers to see which have items or meals for sale at greatly reduced prices before they go to waste. Has British, German, French, Danish, Swiss and Norwegian editions; TGTG Germany recently celebrated two million meals saved and served.
Word Snack – Picnic With Words (games)
Connect letters together in order to spell one or multiple target words. Costs $0.99 or more for a pack of expendable virtual coins. Similar in concept and execution to Zenjoy’s Word Connect.
Snoopy Picture Search (games)
Play a variety of picture games featuring well-loved cartoon beagle Snoopy and his friends, including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Patty, Franklin and Pig Pen.
Disney Tsum Tsum Land (games)
A pattern matching game, and sequel to 2013’s “Disney Tsum Tsum” in which a range of round Disney plush toys have to be connected together. The most popular in-app purchase is for a $4.99 pack of virtual currency.
ofo Smart Bike Sharing (travel)
A bicycle-sharing plan without the need for docking stations. Instead, a mobile app and combination lock setup takes care of security. Based in Beijing and targeting expansion within China, U.S., U.K. and Singapore.
WhatsApp Messenger (social networking)
Similar in scope to Signal and Threema, a Facebook-owned multimedia messaging and voice calling app that uses wifi or carrier data, leverages existing phone contacts lists, and provides support for group chats.
Absa Banking App
Account balances, transaction histories, account details, payments and transfers for customers of Absa (part of the Barclays Bank group.)
Store rankings are courtesy of App Annie. JB
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