Apple has a tradition of picking the top apps at the end of each year and with 2012 now quickly coming to an end, it is obviously time for them to tell us which apps topped the charts throughout the year. Apart from the chart topping apps, Apple always picks out a few apps as the ‘Editor’s Choice’ for the year based on the creativity and the ingenuity that they bring to the app store. It is Apple’s unique way of rewarding the resourceful developers who are willing to think out of the box. (Instead of just changing characters and environments and rolling the out cheap versions of popular titles)
The list this year saw some usual suspects along with a few lesser known names. The best seller list was led by none other than the furious feathery friends from Rovio who this time ventured into Outer Space. Angry Birds Space took the top spot followed by WhatsApp Messenger, which quickly is becoming a must have on every iPhone. Camera+ took bronze in the category thanks to the growing number of shutter bugs who fancy their photography skills, while Draw Something was fourth followed by the original Angry Birds in the fifth spot. Once again, a list Rovio would be happy about.
The free iPhone App List (which interests us more as, let’s face it, some of us are cheap) was led by Instagram followed by Facebook and Draw Something Free. YouTube came in fourth while the never ending fun offered by Temple Run earned it the last slot in the top 5. Apple though named Action Movie FX the iPhone App of the Year, while the iPad App of the Year went to Paper by FiftyThree. You can obviously check out the full list in iTunes and download any of the titles that you might have missed out on.
So what is your favorite iPhone App of the Year and iPad App of the Year?