As of Tuesday, April 28, Facebook Messenger and Dark Sky are the most downloaded free and paid apps at the Apple App Store.
The top free app this week is once again Facebook Messenger. This standalone mobile program allows people with Facebook accounts to chat with one another.
Version 26.0 was released April 24 and made the app faster.
In second place this week is still the original Facebook social networking app.
Version 29.0 was released on April 24.
The No. 3 free app this week is Huanshi Ltd.’s 小偶 – 我的3D萌偶 (My Idol) – an entertainment app that lets you create pop idol avatars from selfies, dress them and share them with friends in cute videos of them singing, dancing and so on. The app is in Chinese but an English version is expected soon.
Version 1.5.4 was released April 22 to fix some bugs.
On the paid this week, the most-downloaded app is Jackadam’s Dark Sky – Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts – a weather app which tells you if it will rain or snow.
Version 4.3.4 was released was released April 20 to tweak the Today widget and fix bugs with the Apple Watch. It costs $3.99
Mojang’s sandbox construction game Minecraft – Pocket Edition falls to sencond place this week. The game has both survival and creative modes and you can play with another person via Wi-Fi.
Version 0.10.4 was released Dec. 2 to fix bugs, improve graphics and graphics. The game costs $6.99.
Apalon Apps’ NOAA Radar Pro – Severe Weather Alerts and Forecast takes third place on the paid side this week. The app gives real-time weather radar images.
Version 3.3 was released April 23 to add Apple Watch support. It costs $3.99