Check out the best apps of January

Mobile applications will remain a universal obsession only as long as they continue to captivate, surprise and entertain consumers. Fortunately, the app ecosystem shows no signs of slowing up: Innovative and immersive mobile experiences are entering app stores every day. Indeed, mobile application analytics provider Flurry expects iOS and Android downloads to shatter a billion a week on a regular basis as 2012 unfolds--credit that trend not only to increasing smartphone penetration but also mounting demand for tablets. Each month, FierceMobileContent will look at the best and brightest, spotlighting the new apps that you need to download to your smartphone ASAP. And here are the winners: The best apps of January 2012: Special feature