Google has found the best, and probably most expensive, way to get to the top of the free charts on Apple’s App Store. Release new apps at a conference attended by 6,000 people.

Today, the top two free apps on the App Store for iPad are Chrome and Google Drive:

iTunes 520x188 With Chrome and Google Drive, the top 2 spots for free iPad apps belong to Google

Sure, a lot of consumers have been waiting for these apps, too. I haven’t had a chance to play with either app for iPad yet, but they’ve done exactly what I wanted them to do for the iPhone. Specifically, I like that my browsing history and actions come along for the ride when I leave my laptop.

Being platform agnostic is pretty much the smartest move that Google can make at this point.

h/t Chad Catacchio