Top iPhone apps: 'Shark Dash' tops charts

"Shark Dash", a fun iPhone application in which players guide a plastic bath toy around the tub in an effort to catch the sharks' rivals -- a group of plastic ducks, has topped the free iPhone app charts around the world. Details of this and other most downloaded free iPhone apps by country* for the week recorded on January 7 can be found below.

01.  USA
Google Maps (navigation)
The iOS6-compatible version of Google Maps once again tops the free iPhone apps charts following the much-publicized problems with Apple Maps. The app includes the majority of the features available on Google Maps including turn by turn navigation.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

02.  UK
Shark Dash (games)
This fun puzzle game combines the popular genre of physics puzzles with cartoon-style bath toys including 'Sharkee' who leads a group of plastic bath sharks as they attempt to get rid of the toy ducks infiltrating their waters.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/shark-dash/id495995067?mt=8

03.  France
Shark Dash (games)
See ‘Shark Dash'
https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/shark-dash/id495995067?mt=8

04.  Canada
Shark Dash (games)
See ‘Shark Dash'
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/shark-dash/id495995067?l=fr&mt=8

05.  Japan
Shark Dash (games)
See ‘Shark Dash'
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/sharkdash/id495995067?mt=8

06.  Australia
Shark Dash (games)
See ‘Shark Dash'
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/shark-dash/id495995067?mt=8

07.  Germany
Shark Dash (games)
See ‘Shark Dash'
https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/shark-dash/id495995067?mt=8

08.  China
查违章-违章查询 (travel)
This application can loosely be translated into English as "Illegal Check" and is designed to help drivers in China understand the differing traffic regulations between cities in China.
https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/cha-wei-zhang-wei-zhang-cha-xun/id578186621?mt=8

09.  Italy
Shark Dash (games)
See ‘Shark Dash'
https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/shark-dash/id495995067?mt=8

10.  Korea
컴투스 홈런왕 for Kakao (games)
Loosely translated as "Com2Us Home Run King" this application is a baseball game with a superhero twist as each character exploits their special attributes to win the game.
https://itunes.apple.com/kr/app/keomtuseu-homleon-wang-for/id585134467?mt=8 

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