Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of July 2012


For Immediate Release

London, UK - 9th August  2012 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  iPhone Quality Index  (Qi) round-up for July to fill you in.

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 200,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.



Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games July 2012



1   Bucketz   Picnic Hippo Studios 9.4
2   Song Pop   FreshPlanet 9.2
3   Bug Princess 2 Black Label   Cave 9.2
4   Tone Sphere   Bit192 Labs 9.0
5   Fieldrunners 2   Subatomic Studios 8.9
6   Squids Wild West   The Game Bakers 8.9
7   Summoner Wars   Playdek 8.9
8   Kingdom Rush   Armor Games 8.8
9   Frisbee Forever 2

  Kiloo 8.8
10     Derby Manager                           Chengdu Dreambrother Network Technology 8.8  
Quality Index Top 10 iPhone apps to July 2012

1   Mr.shape's TouchCard   Koo-Ki 10
2   Number Pals!   Crumpeta 10
3   MedTime   Eduardo Halfen 10
4   Mood Shifter   Pamela Turner 10

  Raved   Raved 10
6   Animal Pals!   Crumpeta 10
7   Foscam Pro   Logic Consulting 10
8   MyTable Restaurants   MyTable 10
9   Bottom of the Ninth 01   Ryan Woodward Art & Animation 9.7
10   MP3Quran   MP3Quran 9.6

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

Adopting a refreshingly irreverent, fourth wall-breaking tone, Picnic Hippo Studios’s casual physics game Bucketz finished July 2012 atop the iPhone Qi game chart. Meanwhile, Song Pop, in second place on this month's hit parade, takes the great British pub quiz out of the pub and puts it in your pocket. Featuring online cross-platform competitive play, Song Pop tasks you with identifying the names of tunes and artists before your opponent. Hot on its heels is the frenetic 2D shoot-‘em-up Bug Princess 2 Black Label from cult Japanese developer Cave. This old skool blaster is actually a remix of Bug Princess 2, but with the addition of all-new God and Boss Rush modes.

The field of interactive children’s apps is a growing one - and one that we’d speculate may be commensurate with the increase in affordable iPhone cases. Mr.shape’s TouchCard is the latest kiddie app to make an impression, finishing on top of our iPhone Qi app chart for July 2012, with the similarly themed Number Pals! just below it. Another highly rated - but distinctly non-kiddie - iPhone app this month is Med Time, which notifies you when it’s time to take your medication. Right up there with it is Mood Shifter by Pamela Turner - an intriguing app that promises to transform negative moods like fear and pessimism into positive ones like confidence and optimism. Right on!

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and 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  iPhone Quality Index  now.

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