It's not too hard to find the bestselling titles on the App Store, but what about the highest-quality examples?
The Quality Index (or Qi, for short) trawls the web for game and app reviews from the world’s most respected online and print sources, including 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, AppSpy, and IGN.
Qi then collates the critiques, applies a magic formula, and delivers a single definitive Qi score for each iPhone game and app.
Links to all the individual reviews are included, too, for those readers wanting more detail.
In order to provide a regular marker of the critical zeitgeist, Qi rounds up the Top 10 iPhone games and Top 10 iPhone apps released each month.
Here is March 2011’s critically acclaimed selection...
Qi’s Top 10 iPhone games of March 2011
|1.||Final Fantasy III||8.9||5|
|3.||Hot Springs Story||8.6||7|
|5.||Angry Birds Rio||8.4||8|
|9.||Fight Night Champion||8.1||10|
|10.||Chop Chop Kicker||8.1||3|
Qi’s Top 10 iPhone apps to March 2011
|1.||Photo Transfer App||10||2|
|4.||After the Beep!||9.6||2|
|5.||Save2PDF for iPhone||9.2||2|
|6.||Guitar World Lick of the Day||9.1||3|
|7.||iBone - the Pocket Trombone||9.0||2|
|8.||Awards Hero: Oscars Edition||9.0||2|
(N.B. The games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps charts is based on titles released and reviewed in the last three months.
We only display the average score to one decimal place; the list is generated to further significant figures. We just don't show them all.)