The first batch of iPhone apps have been featured on The App Hall of Fame today, a new site where twelve mobile apps will be posted monthly. Chosen by committee vote at San Francisco-based 148Apps, the selections will be promoted on their mailing list.
Because of the constant flow of new applications, 148Apps saw a need for a curated showcase for apps that are not necessarily new or popular. So the committee nominates and votes based on quality standards, not download numbers or sponsorships. While there will be twelve new selections per month, the past choices will be kept in the archive for anyone to browse. These committee members are mostly editors, writers or developers in the app, blog or other tech categories.
The entries for this month are:
- Angry Birds - destruction game from Clickgamer
- Flight Control - line-drawing game from Evernote
- Doodle Jump - casual game from Luna Sky
- Shazam - music recognition app from Shazam Entertainment Ltd
- Evernote - Information manager
- Plants vs. Zombies - Tower defense game from Popcap
- Pandora Radio - Music-streaming app from Pandora Media
- Simplenote - Text note organizer from Codality
- Twitter - Twitter’s own app, formerly Tweetie
- Instapaper - convenience reader from Marco Arment
- Homerun Battle 3D - Multiplayer 3D baseball game from Com2uS Corp
- Fieldrunners - tower defense game from Subatomic Studios, LLC
Curator 148Apps, an iPhone application review site that launched just after the iTunes App Store opened, also co-founded the Organization or App Testing Standards. This organization aims to provide a code of “editorial ethics and standards” for journalists who review mobile apps.
The company that sponsors the apps after they have been selected, Flurry, is a smartphone app analytics and monetization platform based in San Francisco and New York.
The App Hall of Fame plans to later expand to iPad and Android platforms.