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Google Maps & ElfYourself Lead Top Free iOS Apps List

Google Maps is the No. 1 free iOS app this week, followed by ElfYourself by OfficeMax at No. 2, according to research from AppData. The Google Maps app returned to iOS last week after having been removed for iOS 6. The OfficeMax app lets users turn photos of themselves into dancing holiday elves and share these greetings with friends.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iOS apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information.

To support Mediabistro’s Media App Summit which took place earlier this month, we have been spotlighting the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content.

Top Free iOS Apps of the Week

1. Google Maps Google Maps
2. ElfYourself by OfficeMax ElfYourself by OfficeMax
3. Fun Run Fun Run
4. YouTube YouTube
5. Angry Birds Star Wars Free Angry Birds Star Wars Free
6. Kick the Boss 2 Kick the Boss 2
7. Nose Surgery Nose Surgery
8. Snapchat Snapchat
9. NFL Flick Quarterback NFL Flick Quarterback

More detailed stats are available at AppData Pro, Inside Network’s data service supplying performance data, including historical user data, audience demographics, and company information for developers and applications.

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