The following paid apps are both popular and well-rated.
Bloons TD 5 ($2.99)* Bloons TD 5 is a tower-defense game where monkeys must protect their stronghold from an invading force of living balloons (Bloons). (Score: 99/100)
Minecraft: Pocket Edition ($6.99)* One of the most popular apps for years on end, Minecraft is a thriving, growing fantasy universe that the player can explore and help build. (Score: 99/100)
Plague Inc. (99 cents)* This is a sophisticated strategy game where the object is to infect the world with an unstoppable plague. (Score: 99/100)
7 Minute Workout Challenge ($2.99)* The 7 Minute Workout Challenge has made a believer out of thousands of users getting fit a few minutes at a time. (Score: 98/100)
Facetune ($3.99)* Facetune is the go-to app for mobile-device owners who love to take selfies. Facetune masterfully corrects any imperfections. (Score: 98/100)
Geometry Dash ($1.99)* In Geometry Dash, the gamer plays a square racing through a landscape of other shapes, avoiding obstacles and earning achievements. ( Score: 99/100)
Pocket Casts ($3.99)* This app organizes and enhances podcasts so users can get the most out of enjoying their favorite programs. (Score: 99/100)
Weather Timeline — Forecast ($0.99) Weather Timeline — Forecast gives users the weather forecast in a very intuitive and simple format, with many customization options. (Score: 99/100)
Five Nights at Freddy’s ($2.99)* This creepy adventure finds the player stuck in a haunted pizza parlor trying to make it through the night safely and with his or her sanity intact. (Score: 98/100)
Neo Monsters (99 cents)* In this game, you play the heir to a monster ranch. Run the ranch and build a team of battling monsters to compete in the Monster Leagues. (Score: 98/100)
*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.