Friday, January 29, 2010

WFAA 8 and KHOU 11 have top iPhone app news downloads

Griffin Clarifi with EasyDock for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Black)Uncle Barky reports that WFAA 8's new iPhone app is in the top 10 of free news apps according to iTunes (number 7 as I am writing this). That's impressive. Its company includes apps like The White House, Engadget, NPR and USA Today. In fact WFAA's app is now ahead of ABC News and AP.

That got me thinking about other news app rankings. The next local news station app we find is from Texas - KCBD newschannel 11 iPhone app at number 21. Good for them.

Then we get to KHOU 11's Houston news app at number 24. Once again impressive. At 25 is KABC abc7 Los Angeles. There are more stations across the country after that mixed in with other types of news apps.

We get back to Texas news apps at number 50 with KTVT CBS 11. That's followed by KTRK abc13 at number 52. The last Texas news app is The Dallas Morning News at number 72 (where is the Houston Chronicle?).

So to break the Texas media iPhone apps down in a list as of Friday 1/29 (naturally rankings will change after I post this based on downloads):

7. WFAA 8
21. KCBD newschannel 11
24. KHOU 11
50. KTVT CBS 11
52. KTRK abc13
72. The Dallas Morning News

iTunes only publicly tracks the top 100 news apps.

You can find the rankings by:
- Opening the iTunes store
- Clicking the app link at the top
- When the drop down menu appears click news
- On the next page you will see top free news apps (right side of screen)
- Click the arrow on the title bar to display top 100 rankings

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