Qualityindex.com kicks off iPad coverage with 40k independent reviews

Qualityindex.com kicks off iPad coverage with 40k independent

For Immediate Release

Bath, UK – 16 th March 2012 – Steel Media is delighted to announce the launch of the iPad section for Qualityindex.com (ipad.qualityindex.com), a site dedicated to condensing critical opinion from the best sources into one definitive score.

Following on the road trailblazed by the iPhone Quality Index – which tracks over 430,000 apps and boasts over 195,000 independent review scores from the world’s best websites – the iPad Qi trawls the globe for game and app reviews from the most respected online and print sources of iPad content. At the time of writing over 100,000 iPad apps are being tracked, with more than 40,000 iPad reviews already collated using the site’s unique metric in order to output a single definitive score for each Qi rated title.

The resulting ‘Qi score’ is subsequently fed back into the site and run through its various feeds and filters to provide the ultimate aid to app selection. An app’s popularity is no indication of its quality, of course, and with over 140,000 iPad apps on the App Store it’s often difficult to sort out the wheat from the chaff.

By carefully selecting and combining critical viewpoints and organising them in a logical way, the site provides app consumers with an indispensable guide to making their purchasing decisions. (But because the Quality Index is meant to be an invaluable point of access and not a replacement for in-depth critical opinion, the site ensures it also includes the links to the full reviews for those who want to dig deeper.)

As with the iPhone Qi section, you can count on the Quality Index team to keep itself busy by producing iPad-specific weekly round-ups, analysis, and rundowns using data generated by the unique Qi ratings. In addition, each and every month sees an updated Top 10 listing for the finest games and apps, culminating in a round-up for the year.

For all the up-to-date information on which games, apps, and publisher are reviewing best, head on over to the Quality Index: www.qualityindex.com


For more information, contact Chris James (chris [at] steelmedia.co.uk)


Notes to editors

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 90 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website PocketGamer.co.uk, which is licensed internationally, the leading mobile games industry portal PocketGamer.biz, consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk, and leading iPhone video review portal AppSpy.

Steel Media also runs the Quality Index and Free App Alliance, as well as the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

For further information the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James: chris@steelmedia.co.uk  

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