Jetpack Joyride Is The Best App Ever At This Year’s MacWorld / iWorld

Jetpack Joyride Is The Best App Ever At This Year’s MacWorld / iWorld

Counterintuitively, for the fourth year running, the winners of 148Apps annual “Best App Ever” contest have just been announced at Macworld / iWorld 12012. And my girlfriend’s going to be positively giddy, because the app that she’s spent most of the last year grinding her fingers down to the bone playing has won: Halfbrick Studio’s Jetpack Joyride!

Although 148Apps had a lot of different categories of apps to vote on, the 2011 Best App Ever was obviously the most sought-after award… and interestingly, the top three winners were all games: Jetpack Joyride came in first, Temple Run came in second and Tiny Wings came in third.

Honorable mentions went to Infinity Blade II and Where’s My Water?

Overall, Jetpack Joyride won with 36,431 votes, which was ten times the number of votes cast for the most popular Android app (Android apps are a new addition as part of the Best App Ever awards).

Frankly, it couldn’t have all happened to a nicer app: Jetpack Joyride is a phenomenal game, especially for its currently free asking price.

  • tchaten

    John Browniee you do know it is not MacWorld it is Macworld – big pet peeve of mine – you write for a Mac site – at least know a bit about the biggest expo/event out there for the Mac

  • alejandrot4893

    Maybe it would be the best app if they could answer why my badge scores reset randomly…

  • ctt1wbw

    A GAME is the best app ever?  How sad.

  • MacHead84

    Hardly, its a good game, but there are plenty better

  • Phil

    Do you guys get paid for writing these articles. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. But if you don’t you should. This is a perfect way to make money. Every time you guys post an article about an app I go and download it. Thanks for showing me flipboard.

  • MacHead84

    You take CoMs advice on apps…..hope ya aint run off and buy the battery fix they were drooling over 3 days ago…

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  • Phil

    Nah, I only download the free ones or if they are really interesting. There was an interesting app called launch center that I wanna look into. 

  • Michael Robinson

    Congratulations to the winners. We’re very happy to be involved creating award plaques. http://www.iconsigns.net

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