Emerging Top Free Apps on iOS: New Games Bubble Up Amid Suspected Rankings Tweak

It’s been an incredibly volatile week for the top free apps list on iOS. On Monday, we reported that the big pay-per-install networks like Flurry were picking up what appeared to be a ranking algorithm change. Pay-per-install networks help developers break into the Top 25 by securing them enough downloads to ensure visibility, so these companies are keenly aware of how many downloads it takes to achieve a certain ranking on the charts.