Quality Index Reveals the Top 10 Critically Acclaimed iPhone and Android Software of April 2014

If you were wondering what the best reviewed Android and iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here’s the Android Quality Index and iPhone Quality Index round-up for April to fill you in.

The  Android Quality Index boasts over 200,000 scores from the world’s most popular websites, such as  Life of Android,  Pocket Gamer, and  IGN, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each Android title.

Here are  April 2014’s top selections

Qi  Top 10 Android games April 2014

GAME NAME        PUBLISHER        Qi
1Astro GolfBolder Games9.1
2Pathogen – Strategy Board GameGameblyr8.7
34 Pics 1 SongGame Circus8.7
4Cut the Rope 2ZeptoLab8.
4
5Golfy BirdNoodlecake Studios8.4
6Mikey HooksNoodlecake Studios8.
3
7Shattered Planet (RPG)Execution Labs8.
3
8The Amazing Spider-Man 2Gameloft8.
1
9PuzzleBitsNoodlecake Studios8.1
10Ace Fishing: Wild CatchCom2uS8.
1
Qi  Top 8 Android apps to April 2014
APP NAME      PUBLISHER     Qi 
1Unreal Space HDIgor Maliukh9.3
2Joel Parkinson Pro SurfPro Surf Training8.6
3Boldomatic – Everything TextBoldomatic8.6
4Yapert: StarsPhotosVideosNewsYapert8.5
5Smart Document Scanner – PDFSoftxpert8.5
6momondo Cheap Flights & HotelsMomondo8.2
7Microsoft Office MobileMicrosoft Corporation8.0
8Moaxis – Text, Calls & AlertsMoaxis Technologies7.8
9PushbulletPushbullet7.6
10CarouselDropbox7.5
(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.)
“Astro Golf finishes atop April’s Android Qi games chart. Yep, it’s a mini-golf game that’s simply out of this world. Putting cheesy puns to one side, Astro Golf is more of a physics-puzzler than an outright sports game, and it’s all the better for it. Speaking of physics-puzzlers, April saw the much-anticipated Android release of Cut the Rope 2, which lands at #4. Everyone’s favourite candy-munching critter returns with all-new companions and new-found mobility. While we’re linking things up so smoothly, April bore witness to another long-awaited conversion in the shape of Mikey Hooks. Surfacing just a few months after Mikey Shorts, this sequel features the same speedrun platformer gameplay as the original but with a new swinging mechanic. Finally, we have a true original in Shattered Planet. It’s an isometric action-RPG set in a sci-fi world, and it’s another of those challenging roguelikes filled with random level design, permanent death, and huge amounts of replayability.”
“Topping the April Android Qi app chart is Unreal Space HD, a beautifully star-hazy 3D live wallpaper with high-resolution graphics. More useful (albeit to a specific subset of surfing enthusiasts) is Joel Parkinson Pro Surf at #2. This app provides 30 programs and 150 exercises to help make you better at riding the surf. Just behind that is Boldomatic, something of an anti-social network for those who want to share thoughts and expressions rather than inane cat pictures. Finally, we have the eagerly anticipated release of Microsoft Office Mobile for Android. View and edit your Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents on the fly with a mobile-optimised UI.”
“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 Android games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the Android Quality Index now.”

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 250,000 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.

Here are April 2014’s top selections

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games April 2014

                        GAME NAME                          PUBLISHER Qi 
1    Wayward SoulsRocketCat Games9.
3
2    Monument Valley    ustwo9.2
3    Ace Fishing: Wild Catch    Com2uS USA8.6
4    Leo’s Fortune    1337 & Senri8.3
5    iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition    Out of the Park Developments8.2
6    Hitman GO    Square Enix8.0
7    Sometimes You Die    Philipp Stollenmayer7.9
8    SideSwype    Radiangames7.9
9    David.    Andrew Armstrong7.8
10    Loco Motors    Minority Media7.8

 

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to April 2014

APP NAME                                        PUBLISHER                                             Qi     
1    GrooveMaker 2    IK Multimedia9.6
2    ElephantBites – Conquering, the Overwhelming    David Elgena9.
5
3    Yapert: Discover, Explore and Share Today’s Hottest Photos & Videos    Yapert9.0
4    Picquest    Yishay Saban8.9
5    EZCOMMA    David Tick8.8
6    Razorgator eTickets: Sports, Concert & Theater Tickets    Razorgator8.8
7    Checkmark 2    Snowman8.8
8    Acompli Email & Calendar for Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and Gmail for iPhone    Acompli8.7
9    Epica – Epic camera and photo editor with funny poses for taking cool pictures    Wanman8.7
10    Endless Numbers    Originator8.4

(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.)

“A lot of developers have tried to capture the roguelike experience on mobile, but RocketCat Games has just served up one of the most convincing efforts yet. Wayward Souls tops April’s iPhone Qi chart thanks its superb action-RPG core that encompasses random level design and permadeath.”

“Just behind at #2, Monument Valley wowed, soothed, and befuddled in equal measure. It’s a brain-twisting puzzler that tips its cone-shaped hat to M.C. Escher’s logic-defying art. “

“Hitman GO is one of the smartest console-to-iOS treatments we’ve ever seen, playing out like a particularly deadly puzzle boardgame.”

“If you thought arty games were the preserve of the console gamer, check outDavid. This unusual mix of 2D shooter, platformer, and physics-puzzler strolls enigmatically into ninth spot on this month’s games chart.”

“GrooveMaker 2 tops the April iPhone Qi app chart with its smart, intuitive beat-making skills. You don’t need to be an accomplished musician to turn out funky results here, but a little talent will yield some highly polished tracks.”

“Down at #3, meanwhile, is Yapert. It’s a news and social network aggregator that seeks out what’s hot online at any given moment and gathers it into one easy-on-the-eye location.”

“Photography nuts will be impressed by Picquest in fourth place. It shows you nearby photographers on a map and gives you access to their latest work.”

“Finally, an app for all those linguistically adept sorts who find trawling through the daily supply of text messages, social network posts, and website comments a painful experience. Down at #5, you see, EZCOMMA provides guidance on the appropriate use of commas.”

“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 iPhone games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the iPhone Quality Index now.”



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