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Quality index

A guide to January's best-reviewed iPhone games and apps.

For Immediate Release

London, UK - 2nd February 2011 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  Quality Index  ( Qi) round-up for January to fill you in. boasts over 45,000 scores from the world's best websites such as 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and Touch My Apps, and then uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are  January 2011's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone games January 2011

  GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi 1   Disc Drivin'   Pixelocity Software            9.2 2   Dead Space   Electronic Arts 9.0 3   Shift! 2   Armor Games 9.0 4   Papa Sangre   Somethin' Else 8.8 5   Save Toshi   Nitako 8.7 6   Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror   Revolution 8.6 7   NinJump Deluxe   Backflip Studios  8.5 8   Bug Heroes   Foursaken Media 8.4 9   Ramps   Backabit 8.3 10   Cave Bowling                                                      Donut Games                                8.3  

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to January 2011

  APP NAME PUBLISHER Qi 1   OL Officiel   Mediaplazza                             9.6 2   EQu - the quality equalizer   elephantcandy 9.6 3   GoTasks   Evgeniy Shurakov 9.5 4   Audiogalaxy Mobile   AG Entertainment 9.4 5   MindSnacks Spanish   MindSnacks 9.3 6   Instagram   Burbn 9.2 7   Guitar Pro   Arobas Music 9.2 8   Disneyland Paris   Disneyland Paris 9.2 9   Louis Vuitton : 100 Malles de Legende   Editions de la Martiniere 9.2 10   Prerecorder: Pre-recording Video Camera   Airship Software 9.2  

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

After fending off hordes of ravenous Necromorphs in EA's survival horror shooter, Dead Space's saw-wielding hero Vandal still had to submit to Disc Drivin' at the top of Quality Index's January rundown. Elsewhere on the games chart, three - yes, three - sequels secured prime positions thanks to widespread praise: the perspective-switching Shift! 2, perpetual-springing NinJump Deluxe, and the puzzle-solving Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror.

Mediaplazza's official Olympique Lyonnais app has kicked off the year in fine form, taking the honours and plaudits in its stride, despite the threat of an equaliser in the dying moments from EQu. iPhone music lovers have been treated to a symphony of sonic software this month, with Audiogalaxy Mobile and Guitar Pro providing the perfect accompaniment for wannabe rock stars everywhere.

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  Quality Index  now.

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Notes to editors:

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, the leading mobile games industry portal and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site 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.

For further information on the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact MD  Chris James.  

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