The top new apps released in 2013 include role-playing games that captured the imagination of millions worldwide, fun puzzles and innovations in user-generated video.Top new apps of 2013 — Apple Facetune ($2.99) — Facetune’s sophisticated photo editor allows users to change their ordinary photos into perfect portraits with some very intuitive, easy-to-use controls. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Injustice: Gods Among Us (Free)* — Gamers love this app, which gives them the opportunity to use three of DC Comics’ heroes in battles against famous villains. (Score: 99/100) Kingdom Rush Frontiers ($0.99)* — This tower defense game adds colorful locations, humor and a truly creative appeal to make the game a unique pleasure. (Score: 99/100) Robot Unicorn Attack 2 (Free)* — This app is a basic running game, but it’s dressed up to become an extraordinary experience of music, color, light and joy. (Score: 99/100) Star Wars(r): Knights of the Old Republic ($4.99) — This role-playing game set in the “Star Wars” universe is adored by players, and is one of the finest mobile games ever made. (Score: 99/100)Top new apps of 2013 — Android 4 Pics 1 Word (Free)* — The concept of this game is simple: Look at four pictures and guess the word they represent. It’s crazy popular due to the fact that everyone can play it. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Bitstrips (Free)* — Has your Facebook feed been overrun with custom cartoons? Your friends have not learned to draw; they use Bitstrips to create their own cartoon strips. (Score: 99/100) Pet Rescue Saga (Free)* — Pet Rescue Saga is a sophisticated matching game. Animal lovers stay motivated to win as their successful matches save pets in danger. (Score: 99/100) Temple Run 2 (Free)* — In Temple Run 2, the player runs, leaps and jumps his or her way through an adventure-movie landscape, avoiding obstacles and gaining power as he or she goes. (Score: 99/100) Vine (Free)* — Vine gives users the opportunity to record and share six-second videos with their friends and via social media including Twitter and Facebook. (Score: 99/100) *Available on Apple and Android.
Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.