Apple UK has today started publishing weekly charts detailing the most popular apps on its iOS platforms.
It is producing four weekly charts: iPhone paid apps, iPhone free apps, iPad paid apps and iPad free apps.
Each chart is a top ten, published every Wednesday - it names the app and its publisher (which can either be the original developer or its publisher, depending on who has the direct relationship with Apple).
Although the charts are for all apps, games feature heavily in each due to their popularity and cost on these platforms.
Apple is still publishing the up to the minute region and genre charts in iTunes.
The first set of charts, for week 46, are published below.
iPhone Paid Apps
1. Amazing Breaker - Dekovir Inc.
2. WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc.
3. Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s PRO - Ming Liang Chien
4. Angry Birds - Clickgamer.com
5. Superman - Chillingo Ltd
6. FIFA 12 by EA Sports - Electronic Arts
7. Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios
8. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock - Maciek Drejak Labs
9. Camera+ - tap tap tap
10. Blueprint 3D - FDG Entertainment
iPhone Free Apps
1. Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s PRO - Ming Liang Chien
2. Facebook Messenger - Facebook Inc.
3. Crime City -
4. Amazing Breaker Free -
5. Place My Face - MUGOCO Inc.
6. Solitaire - Byterun
7. Idiot Test - Way Too Funny - CreativeNose
8. Finger Olympic - Fingerway
9. Glass Tower 3 - iDevUA Treelight Ltd
10. WordSearchUnlimited Free -VirtueSoft.com
iPad Paid Apps
1. Pages - Apple
2. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - SEGA
3. Minecraft - Pocket Edition - Mojang
4. SHADOWGUN - MADFINGER Games, a.s.
5. Extraction: Project Outbreak - Chillingo Ltd.
6. GarageBand - Apple
7. The Cube - All3Media International
8. Numbers - Apple
9. Keynote - Apple
10. Scriblenauts Remix - Warner Bros.
iPad Free Apps
1. Sky Movies - BSkyB
2. ITV Player - ITV
3. Blood & Glory - Glu Games Inc.
4. iBooks - Apple
5. 4oD Catch Up - Channel 4
6. Demand 5 - Channel Five
7. Solitaire - Byterun
8. Snoopy's Street Fair - Beeline Europe
9. FilmOn Free TV Live Football Sports News - FilmOn.com Ltd.
10. Gmail - Google