Top apps of the week

Popular apps that users downloaded this week reveal a trend toward integrating smartphones into daily life and accommodating diversions, from a visually dynamic alarm clock to a daily fortune teller. Game apps were popular for those looking to entertain themselves or their children.


Alarm Clock($0.99) — Multifunctional alarm-clock app can access your iPod music and customize greetings for enjoyable wake-up calls. (Mobilewalla Score: 76/100)

Weather Zombie(Free) — Ghoulish critters give you real weather updates in your area from New way to teach young kids how to learn weather. (Score: 76/100)

A Flash Flashlight(Free) — This app instantly turns your iPhone into a flashlight for reading menus or directions in the dark. (Score: 75/100)


Abbey Road Studios Cam(Free) — Beatles fans can take a live peek onto the street where the 1969 album was produced. Watch daily traffic and tourist fun. (Score: 76/100)

Sand Castle Maker(Free) — This creative app lets kids build sand castles all year round and decorate them with beach paraphernalia, only to knock them down! (Score: 79/100)


Ginkgo Video Lite(Free) — Watch "Glee" or "Entourage" on your phone with this app that streams many of your favorite TV shows. You can upgrade the app to the Pro version to view full-length movies. (Score: 80/100)

Buddy Rush(Free) — A cross-platform game in 3-D like no other, where you can customize the characters, complete challenges and play with your friends. (Score: 82/100)

Fortune Teller(Free) — The ancient palm reader is now digital. This fun app scans your palm or your face to read the signs and predict your day, daily. (Score: 77/100)

Ultimate Photo Widget($1.49) — Load your online photo albums onto your phone. Create a rotating slideshow, pick your frames and program moving images. (Score: 75/100)

MyTrails(Free) — App for trekkers, providing detailed maps for backpacking trails. For uncharted terrains, it supports GPS-based map retrievals. (Score: 81/100)

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