As 2011 comes to a close, the internet is abuzz with best of, top, and most popular posts covering the past year. Mobile analytics firm Mobilewalla has gotten in on the action and released a list of the highest rated apps of 2011, as chosen using their own ranking system. The list itself covers all four major mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7), but, naturally, we're just going to discuss the Android entries.

Each app was given a numerical value between 0-100, using a scoring system that calculates the app's overall rating based on a number of variables, including social media sentiment and volume, the app's placement within its own category, and more. We realize that's pretty vague, so a request has been sent to Mobilewalla for more info on exactly how they calculated these results and will update when we hear something back.

Update: After digging around on the Mobilewalla site a bit more, I stumbled across this definition of the score:

One of Mobilewalla’s key contributions is a set of analytics that provide practically useful intelligence regarding the mobile app ecosystem. The Mobilewalla App Score (MAS) is a numerical value; between 0 and 100; that is computed for every app in the Mobilewalla system; for a given platform. The MAS values are representations of how successful; i.e.; how hot an app is at a given time; on a given platform; with higher values indicating hotter apps. In other words; an Android app with a MAS of 90 is considered more successful than an Android app with a MAS of 70.

Without further ado, here's the list:

It's an interesting one indeed - definitely not what I would expect from a "top of 2011" type of list. Hopefully Mobilewalla will get back with us soon so we can shed some light on how they came up with these results.

Until then, what do you think about the list? Sound off in the comments.

[via TechCrunch]