Talking Tom Cat app tops iPad app charts

  • Relaxnews, AFP
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  • Updated: Oct 18, 2011 15:24 IST

A new application featuring characters from the popular 'Talking Tom Cat' series of apps has proved popular over the last week, being the most downloaded, free iPad app in a number of countries. The application features Tom the talking cat and his mischievous friend Ben the dog in their new role as newscasters. Users of the app can interact with Tom and Ben using a variety of objects or listen as they repeat back the user's voice in a humorous way. Details of other top free iPad applications by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on October 17 can be found below.

01. USA
Talking Tom & Ben News for iPad (entertainment)
Characters Tom and Ben from the ‘Talking Tom Cat' series of iOS applications take on the role of TV anchors in this new iPad application released October 15. Speak to the characters and hear your words repeated in a funny voice or interact with them using water pistols, air horns and other objects.

02. UK
Talking Tom & Ben News for iPad (entertainment)
See ‘Talking Tom & Ben for iPad'.

03. France
Programmes TV par TVMag (entertainment)
Users of this iPad application can view the TV guide for 200 channels up to 40 days in advance. The app also enables users to watch trailers for upcoming programs and create alerts for their favorite programs.

04. Canada
Talking Tom & Ben News for iPad (entertainment)
See ‘Talking Tom & Ben for iPad'.

05. Japan
Download- Free Tube Universal Downloader & Download manager, download anything fast and easily (utilities)
This download manager for iOS enables users to quickly and easily download files across a variety of formats including video.

06. Australia
Talking Tom & Ben News for iPad (entertainment)
See ‘Talking Tom & Ben for iPad'.

07. Germany 
CHIP (news)
Technology magazine CHIP is available on the iPad with this newly updated application. While an initial edition is available for free download, users will need to take out a paid subscription in order to receive future editions.

08. China
Talking Tom & Ben News for iPad (entertainment)
See ‘Talking Tom & Ben for iPad'.

09. Italy
National Geographic Magazine - International  (news)
This application, updated October 12, is the official digital version of National Geographic magazine. In addition to National Geographic's regular content, users of the iOS app also get access to regularly updated twitter and daily news feeds.

10. Korea **
K???? for iPadKBS (entertainment)
This application, which roughly translates into English as ‘K Player for iPad KBS', gives users access to a variety of Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) programs in real time. 

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on Admob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution. 


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