Apple and the Press Association have come to an agreement that will see the publishing of weekly iPhone and iPad app charts.

The Guardian reports that the charts are based on sales and downloads over the previous seven days, though no hard numbers are provided.

Charts that show apps that have been popular in the past few hours are already available in the App Store, though the new charts will offer a snapshot view of an entire week. In September, Apple began publishing weekly app chart updates for the US.

One observation that can be made from the charts is that Apple seems to have successfully opened up a strong revenue stream through iPad apps, with four apps in the top ten paid iPad apps chart (Pages, GarageBand, Numbers and Keynote) made by Apple.

Top ten paid iPhone apps

1. Amazing Breaker - Dekovir2. WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp3. Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s PRO - Ming Liang Chien4. Angry Birds - Clickgamer.com5. Superman - Chillingo Ltd6. FIFA 12 by EA Sports - Electronic Arts7. Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios8. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock - Maciek Drejak Labs9. Camera+ - tap tap tap10. Blueprint 3D - FDG Entertainment

Top ten free iPhone apps

1. Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s - Ming Liang Chien2. Facebook Messenger - Facebook3. Crime City - Funzio4. Amazing Breaker Free - Dekovir5. Place My Face - MUGOCO6. Solitaire - Byterun7. Idiot Test - Way Too Funny - CreativeNose8. Finger Olympic - Fingerway9. Glass Tower 3 - iDevUA Treelight10. WordSearchUnlimited Free -

Top ten paid iPad apps

1. Pages - Apple2. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing - Sega3. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - Mojang4. Shadowgun - Madfinger Games5. Extraction: Project Outbreak - Chillingo6. GarageBand - Apple7. The Cube - All3Media International8. Numbers - Apple9. Keynote - Apple10. Scriblenauts Remix - Warner Bros

Top ten free iPad apps

1. Sky Movies - BSkyB2. ITV Player - ITV3. Blood & Glory - Glu Games4. iBooks - Apple5. 4oD Catch Up - Channel 46. Demand 5 - Channel Five7. Solitaire - Byterun8. Snoopy's Street Fair - Beeline Europe9. FilmOn Free TV Live Football Sports News - FilmOn.com10. Gmail - Google