Qualityindex.com now aggregates opinion from over 60 industry sites!

London, UK– 27th January 2011 - Steel Media Ltd

With the App Store hurtling through the  10 billion download barrier and boasting more than 300,000 apps on its digital shelves, it’s fair to say that iPhone and iPod touch app consumption levels are at an all-time high!

Separating the wheat from the chaff has, therefore, never been harder, particularly when the official Top 50 listings are susceptible to partisan voting and cynical seasonal price cuts.

Luckily for iOS punters worldwide, there’s a new chart sheriff in town.

His name: the  iPhone Quality Index (or  Qi for lazy peeps). His game: providing a definitive guide to the best iOS titles on the market.

The  Quality Index trawls the web for game and app reviews from the planet’s most respected online and print sources, collates them in a magical way, and outputs a single  Quality Index  rating for each product.

After circumnavigating the iPhone universe for months on end, the  Quality Index has accumulated more than 45,000 expertly written critiques.

Reviews from over 60 independent sites– including  148Apps Pocket Gamer Slide to Play, and  AppVee  – are now feeding into the  Quality Index's bowels, with the promise of more to come as the  Quality Index casts its net even wider.

From  Cave to  AppularSomethin’ Else to  Crescent Moon Games, iPhone publishers are lining up to include  Quality Index’s ringing endorsement in their App Store descriptions, testament to the authority and following the  Quality Index has already gained.

In addition to its dynamic games, apps, and publishers charts, the  Quality Index team produces weekly round-ups, analysis, and rundowns using data generated by the unique and prestigious  Quality Index ratings.

The  Quality Index also provides a Top 10 listing at the beginning of every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  Quality Index  now.

Know of a great reviews site that should be included?

If you own or know a reputable apps review site that should be added to the  Quality Index, simply pop along to our instructions for  getting listed.

CONTACT

For more information, contact  Chris James.

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Notes to editors

About PocketGamer.biz

PocketGamer.biz is the UK’s mobile game industry-focused site from the highly experienced team behind  PocketGamer.co.uk . It aims to cover the issues affecting the sector by providing the insightful news, features and opinion that it deserves, while working to help push this multi-billion industry forward. www.pocketgamer.biz

About the Pocket Gamer network

PocketGamer.co.uk  is the UK’s most popular destination website for mobile and handheld gaming news, previews and reviews. The site was established by Steel Media in March 2006 and now reaches an audience of over 650K readers per month, generating over 2.2 million page views online, plus an additional audience via our wap and iPhone editions. www.pocketgamer.co.uk

Steel Media also publishes a bi-monthly  Pocket Gamer mobile games magazine in association with leading mobile operators in the UK which is distributed in-store and online with a readership of c.100K. 

In addition,  Pocket Gamer reviews and content appear on the wap portals of leading UK operators and handset manufacturers, providing a total estimated audience in excess of 4 million each month.

Launched in July 2008, sister site PocketGamer.biz has already grown to become the industry's leading mobile games b2b resource providing news, features, opinion and data on the industry. www.pocketgamer.biz

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website  PocketGamer.co.uk , the leading mobile games industry portal  PocketGamer.biz  and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site  PocketPicks.co.uk . Steel Media also runs 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. 


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