Apple has its own rankings, but as AppsFire points out, some of the editorially selected apps — such as Duolingo — were launched back in 2012. So, to compile the list of the best 25 iOS apps developed in 2013, AppsFire has used the following methodology. Focusing on users, they have picked out the apps based on the App Score: a simple, dynamic quality score that takes into consideration the app’s rating, ranking performance over time, and much more.
Temple Run: Oz topped the “Paid Games” category, with Angry Birds Star Wards II following it in the second spot and Pixel Gun 3D ranking third, while Cover Orange and BADLAND took the fourth the fifth spots, respectively.
Interestingly, Vine took the crown in the Free Non-Games category, but we can find familiar apps such as Yahoo Weather in the third position, right after Text Camera, Mailbox in the fourth position, and Free Video Downloader Plus in the fifth. The Paid Non-Games category was topped by Haze, followed by CARROT To-Do, Reflex, Toca Builders, and Endless Alphabet.