Gawd, blimey! Heavens above! What’s going on here then, sonny?
Having taken a couple of transatlantic flights to and from the UK recently, Qi was convinced that Clickgamer’s catapulting capon couldn’t be knocked off their App Store pedestal...anywhere.
How wrong the Quality Index can be. Appropriately enough, the angriest of Angry Birds were downed by the only media phenomenon capable of rivalling the aggravated avian for the modern consumers’ time and energy.
Yes, G-Whizz! Apps’s iPhone software Facely ties into Mark Zuckerberg’s 500 million-strong social networking service rather nicely, thank you, presenting Facebook addicts with a greater degree of customisation.
Since its 80 percent price reduction a week ago, Facely has poked, chatted, emailed, and linked a path to the #1 position on the chart, though it will need to start adding dozens of new friends to fend off the Mighty Eagle.
Majic Jungle Software’s Chopper 2, meanwhile, has been the beneficiary of a promotional push of an altogether different kind.
The platform-hopping side-scroller’s reward for being selected as Apple’s iPhone Game of the Week is an accelerated vertical climb into iTunes’s upper stratosphere, something sure to please its high-flying publisher.
Plenty of Flash conversions have tasted critical and commercial success on iPhone - most notably, perhaps, the freerunning platformer Canabalt - and as it transpires FDG’s fruity puzzler is next in line.
While the professional clamour for Cover Orange arrived gift-wrapped to its maker on Christmas Day, the combination of logical thought and sheer addictiveness has now attracted over 2 million downloads.
One place below those juicy adventures lurks EA’s horror shooter Dead Space, which, quite apart from being the most anticipated iOS release of the month, frightens the bejesus out of Qi.
Can Dead Space’s ‘hero’ Vandal eliminate the rest of the competition over the coming seven days or will Chopper 2 clip his and Facely’s wings?
Tune in next Friday to find out.
The official Top 10 UK Paid Apps chart (28 January 2011) is looking as follows: