Top Gaining Apps this week: Presidential Election Apps, Pocket Climber Popular in East and West

Based on data from App Annie Store Stats, we highlight apps that jumped the most ranking spots in the Overall charts for last seven days. To give you a global view on how the app stores are changing, we’re examining the top gaining apps in the USA, Japan and China.

How to read this chart

App Annie tracks the Top 1000 apps in the Overall category, so we consider non-ranking apps to have the rank of 1001 — so a reading of “1000” in the chart means the app has jumped up 1000 spots in the last week, achieving #1 at some point in the last seven days.

iPhone Free iPhone Grossing
1 ▲998Mini EmpiresMidverse Studios ▲961Bubble Guppies: Animal SchoolMTV Networks
2 ▲997Election-2012Hearst Television ▲956Extreme Road Trip 2Roofdog Games
3 ▲993Electoral Vote PollsDubbele.com ▲949Afterglow – Photo EditorSimon Filip
4 ▲985Castle StoryTeamLava ▲940The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle EarthKabam
5 ▲975Curiosity – what’s inside the cube22Cans ▲932Empires: World WarMidverse Studios
6 ▲972Pocket ClimberPunchBox Studios ▲886Checkbook HD FreeiBear LLC
7 ▲970Garfield’s Diner Hawaii HDWeb Prancer ▲884Presidential Election Race 2012Grand Parade Ltd
8 ▲970OutlawAtari ▲871FlowpaperDiatom Studio
9 ▲964WootWoot Mobile LLC ▲8692012 Map: The Presidential ElectionCory Renzella
10 ▲963Talking Pororo the Little PenguinWhale Interactive ▲868Madden NFL 13 SocialElectronic Arts

Election-2012 by Hearst Television jumps 997 spots, peaking as the #4 Overall app on the iPhone Free charts. The American presidential election makes its mark on the iPhone top charts, with 4 apps registering huge gains.

Google Play Free Google Play Grossing
1 ▲933Slots™Shark Party Games ▲852Pet Shop Story: ThanksgivingTeamLava Games
2 ▲893Pet Shop Story: ThanksgivingTeamLava Games ▲851Global OutbreakRed Robot Labs
3 ▲807Monster Pet ShopBeeline Interactive, Inc. ▲742Fantasy TownGameloft
4 ▲804Global OutbreakRed Robot Labs ▲735Top StylistCrowdstar Inc
5 ▲802MapleStory LiveNEXON Company ▲721Monster LifeGameloft
6 ▲754Google SearchGoogle Inc. ▲628The Bible Study AppOlive Tree Bible+
7 ▲750Fish LiveCanadaDroid ▲591Witch Wars: PuzzleCom2uS
8 ▲747Theme ParkElectronic Arts Inc ▲590Dragon LordsMake IT Happen
9 ▲733Handcent Halloween 2012 Skinhandcent_market ▲583Star Legends (3D MMO)Spacetime Studios
10 ▲689Pianist HD – Finger Tap Pianorubycell ▲580Brainwaves – T.U.S®IMOBLIFE Co. Ltd

TeamLava Games hits a home run with its Thanksgiving-themed app, highlighting the importance for developers to be aware of seasonal trends.

iPhone Free iPhone Grossing
1 ▲1000逆走!高速道路MASACA INC. ▲895稼ぐギャンブル 5000万円稼いだ芸人が教える50の法則OHTA PUBLISHING COMPANY
2 ▲999JorteJohospace ▲881征戦!エクスカリバーBank of Innovation, Inc
3 ▲998KAMEN RIDER RIDERBOUT!NamcoBandai Games Inc. ▲860大泉の母POCKE App
4 ▲996Got it !!IDAC CO.,LTD. ▲821Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front Free+Gameloft
5 ▲994Escape: Closed TrainWaveA PTE.LTD. ▲818Mr.shape’s TouchCardKOO-KI
6 ▲991Mystery of dream landFunArts ▲817GT Racing: Motor Academy Free+™Gameloft
7 ▲990恋に効くタロット占いInterspace Co.,Ltd. ▲810Castle Story™TeamLava
8 ▲986JAH3MEISAMA 〜REGGAE SAMPLER〜OPT Inc. ▲799恋に効くタロット占いInterspace Co.,Ltd.
9 ▲986Rhythm Control 2Daikon Media AB ▲799女のサイン〜女性が発するOKサインの見分け方57〜mayumi nishimura
10 ▲984Scouter ProOneWorld Co., Ltd. ▲786プロトレーナーに学ぶ 疲れないカラダの作り方Yasushi Yokota
Google Play Free Google Play Grossing
1 ▲912[モバ7] パチスロ エヴァ 約束の時Mobage ▲912Need for Speed™ Most WantedElectronic Arts Inc
2 ▲901ギアズ&ガッツGlu Mobile ▲928Shin Megami TenseiIndex Corporation
3 ▲881かっぱコレクションアリスマティック ▲908ギアズ&ガッツGlu Mobile
4 ▲848なぜ?あなたは恋人ができないの?Accela,Inc ▲864RPG 無限のデュナミス – KEMCOKEMCO_GAMES (Kotobuki Solution Co., Ltd.)
5 ▲831任侠伝【無料SNS×バトルオンラインRPG】Web2.2版Reazon.Inc ▲853Samurai EmpireNUBEE PTE LTD
6 ▲800White LinefieldWalking ▲800かっぱコレクションアリスマティック
7 ▲787OthelloNEO Studio ▲761不良列伝アプリ版(OS 2.1版)ITIL.LTD
8 ▲784(GP)パチスロだよ黄門ちゃまCommSeed Corporation ▲755Fantasy TownGameloft
9 ▲775オタ芸マスター~CRAZY☆BEAT~株式会社リイカ ▲737銀魂アラームTV TOKYO Broadband Entertainment, Inc.
10 ▲769偽コイ同盟。(漫画無料)EVERYSTAR Co., Ltd. ▲737華の大奥 ~禁断の恋~ 【無料ゲーム】MTI Ltd.
iPhone Free iPhone Grossing
1 ▲1000Pocket ClimberPunchBox Studios ▲901Monster WarlordGAMEVIL Inc.
2 ▲999Marble Blast 3Ezjoy ▲894功夫英语The Third Ear
3 ▲999Wimp: Who Stole My Pants?Flexile Studio ▲887Indestructible™Glu Games Inc.
4 ▲997Grow Away!Chillingo Ltd ▲845Tap Poker Social EditionFREEON
5 ▲995全球战争RenRenGames ▲844篮球传奇傲世群星
6 ▲995笑傲三国人人游戏 ▲840七洋争霸人人游戏
7 ▲993将军 for iPhoneHoolai Game Ltd ▲833Texas Holdem PokerGeaxGame Inc
8 ▲993怒海争锋:惊天宝藏人人游戏 ▲831Texas Poker (Texas Hold’em)YouGuo Inc.
9 ▲990Mover+Infinite Labs ▲820100% Deep Sleep !LaluzAPP,LLC
10 ▲988Granny SmithMediocre AB ▲814100% WakeUpLaluzAPP,LLC

PunchBox Studios scores big with Pocket Climber, which is one of the biggest gaining apps in the US and China iPhone charts.

Note: The Google Play store in China does not support paid apps, so we are only highlighting iPhone data.

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