It's not too hard to find the bestselling titles on the App Store, but what about the highest-quality examples?
The Quality Index (or Qi, for short) trawls the web for game and app reviews from the world's most respected online and print sources, including 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, Back to the Geek, and GameDynamo.
Qi then collates the critiques, applies a magic formula, and delivers a single definitive Qi score for each Android game and app.
Links to all the individual reviews are included, too, for those readers wanting more detail.
In order to provide a regular marker of the critical zeitgeist, Qi rounds up the Top 10 Android games and Top 10 Android apps released each month.
Here is September 2012's critically acclaimed selection...
Qi's Top 10 Android games of September 2012
|3||The Bard's Tale||9.3||3|
|9||A Story of a Band||8.6||3|
Qi's Top 10 Android apps of September 2012
|1||Rumpus - Smartphone||9.6||2|
|4||Nova Launcher Prime||9.3||2|
|6||reddit is fun||9.2||2|
|10||TabletSMS by DeskSMS||9.0||2|
(N.B. The games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps charts is based on titles reviewed in the last three months.
We only display the average score to one decimal place; the list is generated to further significant figures. We just don't show them all.)