Operating on the theory that there are better ways to find great iOS apps than skimming the “top downloaded” lists on Apple’s App Store, Appsfire has published its first-ever alternative rankings that it says highlights the best quality apps, not just the ones with the highest download count. Appsfire is a social recommendation service for apps that introduced its App Scores system in May. The system uses an app’s star ratings from users, social media buzz as well as the developer’s overall reputation. The scoring system, which has been in the works for more than two years, is what informs the monthly reports that will begin with Friday’s first publication. Read the full story at Giga OM.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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