WhatsApp Messenger tops app charts
A free messaging system has stayed on the top spot in the app charts.
WhatsApp Messenger, which allows users to send messages for free, held off Pandemic 2.5 - a game in which players aim to spread a disease across the world - into second.
The leading app, from WhatsApp Inc, allows cross-platform mobile messaging that lets people exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. Third place on the iPhone paid-for charts went to Angry Birds Space by Rovio Mobile, a puzzle game based on the successful Angry Birds game series, according to Apple's App Store Official UK Charts.
Meanwhile, top of the free iPhone charts was BSkyB's Sky Sports News app which allows sports fans to keep up-to-date with the world of sport.
SayHi Translate by SayHi - an app that translates what you dictate - was top of the paid iPad apps chart, and motorbike racing game Highway Rider by Battery Acid Games took top spot of the free iPad chart.
The App Store Official UK Charts is as follows:
iPhone (Paid): 1. WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp; 2. Pandemic 2.5 - Dark Realm Studios; 3. Angry Birds Space - Rovio Mobile; 4. SayHi Translate: Use Your Voice To Speak A New Language Like A Pro - SayHi; 5. Cut The Rope - Chillingo; 6. Draw Something by OMGPOP - OMGPOP; 7. Free Music Download Pro - Downloader and Player - BSOSoft.; 8. Hospital Frenzy - Tanya Barnes; 9. Ronnie O'Sullivan's Snooker - P1 Sports; 10. GPS Navigation 2 - SatNav by skobbler (UK/ROI) - skobbler GmbH.
iPhone (Free): 1. Sky Sports News for iPhone - BSkyB; 2. 100 Floors - Tobi Apps; 3. Logos Quiz Game - AticoD; 4. Highway Rider - Battery Acid Games; 5. Penalty Soccer 2012 - Bakumens; 6. Rope 'n' Fly 3 - From Dusk Till Dawn - Robert Szeleney; 7. Pocket Whip - App City; 8. Puzzler Wordsearch - Puzzler Media; 9. Socialcam Video Camera - Justin.tv; 10. Instagram - Burbn.
iPad (Paid): 1. SayHi Translate: Use Your Voice To Speak A New Language Like A Pro - SayHi; 2. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 - Warner Bros; 3. Art Set - LOFOPI; 4. Batman Arkham City Lockdown - Warner Bros; 5. Robbery Bob - Chillingo; 6. Pages - Apple; 7. Ski Safari - Defiant Development. Shark Dash - Gameloft; 8. Angry Birds Space HD - Rovio Mobile; 9. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - Warner Bros; 10. iPhoto - Apple.
iPad (Free): 1. Highway Rider - Battery Acid Games; 2. Rope 'n' Fly 3 - From Dusk Till Dawn - Robert Szeleney. Skill Game - Good Apps UG; 3. Logos Quiz Game - AticoD; 4. Penalty Soccer 2012 - Bakumens; 5. MyBowling 3D - iWare Designs; 6. eBay for iPad - eBay; 7. Skype for iPad - Skype Software S.a.r.l; 8. BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies; 9. Hidden Objects - Tobi Apps; 10. LinkedIn - LinkedIn Corporation.