Top Gaining Apps in China: Zookeeper Battle, Mapbar Navi

Top Gaining Apps in China: Zookeeper Battle, Mapbar Navi in the iPhone app store

Chinese apps to watch: Which top apps gained the most ranks in China last week?

Every week, we use App Annie Store Stats to study the charts of international app stores to learn which of the top apps are making big gains worldwide.

You can use this data to be the first to spot trends that are happening in app stores worldwide. By staying on top of the app store rankings, you can spot which apps are gaining momentum in which countries, allowing you to uncover the stories behind the app stores before everyone else.

In this post, we’re looking at the top gaining apps in China.

How we find the Top Gaining Apps

Using App Annie Store Stats data, we look at apps in the last week that have achieved a Top 20 rank in the iPhone and Google Play stores.

By looking at gainers within the Top 20, we make sure we’re looking at apps that have achieved a notable level of success. Moving up in the rankings becomes significantly harder — but more rewarding — as you move closer to the top.

Since we can track the Top 1000 apps, we can then measure how many ranks these apps gained to get into the Top 20 charts for most-downloaded and highest-grossing apps.

Using this method, we’ll now look at two charts to learn more about the app landscape in China in the iPhone app store.

1. iPhone Free charts: Top Gainers

Top Gaining App in the iPhone Free China charts: Zookeeper Battle

Zookeeper Battle leads the top gainers in the iPhone Free charts

Zookeeper Battle sits atop the Top Gainers charts as it peaked at #8. The iPhone Free charts in China prove to be competitive and volatile, with eight apps moving up over 1000 ranks to place in the Top 20.

iPhone Free Peak Rank Ranks Gained
1 ZOOKEEPER BATTLE 8 1000+
2 卧龙传.回到三国 9 1000+
3 战魂 9 1000+
4 台球帝国 10 1000+
5 美人国 10 1000+
6 djay for iPhone 13 1000+
7 JJ斗地主 16 1000+
8 蜗牛的复仇:火力全开 19 1000+
9 小幺鸡大合体 3 900+
10 Mapbar Navi(IAP) 3 600+
Data from App Annie Store Stats. November 9-15, 2012.
Apps in the Top 20 iPhone Free charts that had the biggest rank gains.

2. iPhone Grossing: Top Gainers

Top Gaining App in the iPhone Free China charts: Zookeeper Battle

Mapbar Navi gained over 200 ranks and peaked at #1

Compared to the Top Gainers in the iPhone Free charts, the Top Gainers in the iPhone Grossing charts tell a similar but muted story. The Top 20 undergoes a significant ranking change, but the dramatic ranking jumps as seen in the iPhone Free charts are absent.

To app store observers, this echoes the finding that app downloads in China outpace revenues.

iPhone Grossing Peak Rank Ranks Gained
1 Mapbar Navi 1 200+
2 口袋战争:合金要塞 19 60+
3 Ayakashi: Ghost Guild 20 40+
4 欢乐联网炸金花 15 20+
5 三分天下 11 19
6 Eternity Warriors 2 18 18
7 博雅德州扑克 11 16
8 神仙道HD 18 16
9 捕鱼达人2 14 15
10 开心水族箱 18 13
Data from App Annie Store Stats. November 9-15, 2012.
Apps in the Top 20 iPhone Grossing charts that had the biggest rank gains

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    Zhang XiaoYi must be making some serious cash ;)

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