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, App Store Review and Apple'N'Apps
Qi then collates the critiques, applies a magic formula, and delivers a single definitive Qi score for each iPad 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 iPad games and Top 10 iPad apps released each month.
Here is March 2016's critically acclaimed selection...
Qi's Top 10 iPad games of March 2016
|3||King Rabbit - Find Gold, Rescue Bunnies||8.7||4|
|5||Train Conductor World: European Railway||8.2||3|
|7||Retro City Rampage DX||8.0||6|
|10||Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers||7.7||5|
Qi's Top 10 iPad apps of March 2016
|1||Face Swap Live - Switch faces with friends & photos in live video||9.0||2|
|2||LightArrow Organizer: Calendars, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Inboxes in One Place!||8.9||2|
|3||YouMail Visual Voicemail||8.4||2|
|4||Weather by Tinybop||8.2||2|
|5||flowkey: Learn piano with the songs you love||8.2||2|
|6||ArkMC Pro wireless media streaming server and video player||8.1||2|
|8||Away ~ Meditation & mindfulness to sleep, relax, focus, breathe||7.6||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.)