Christmas apps are rising in what is probably their last big week, according to Appdata, on this week’s list of the 20 apps that gained the most daily active users in the past 7 days.
Incontra gente came in at number one this week, its first appearance on the list. The app lets Italian speakers meet up with other Italian speakers and it has seen an impressive 60 percent gain to reach 1.61 million daily actives in the last week. Incontra Gente was just released this month and is clearly filling a need on the Facebook community so we’ll see if it continues to improve.
|6.||Facebook for iPhone||9,564,257||+328,934||+3.44|
|13.||Fun Cards – Christmas & More!||322,449||+163,594||+50.73|
|14.||Facebook for BlackBerry® smartphones||6,858,365||+134,428||+1.96|
In second place, Happy Island makes its first appearance on the list. The title is the newest entry in CrowdStar’s “Happy” series and was just released on Dec.14. The title grew by 91 percent and now has 994,000 players daily.
This week’s list has Christmas titles taking third and fourth. Christmas Greetings, third, appears for the first time. It rose 86 percent in DAU this week and has a strong following of monthly active users as well. Christmas Cards! lands at fourth and is one of the older Christmas apps on Facebook, being released in December of last year. Rising 34 percent, or 467,000 DAU, the title is the most successful of any Christmas app or game on Facebook this year with 1.4 million DAU.
Rounding out fifth, Pillow Fight is app that is very similar to hot potato, in that you try to hit as many people’s wall as you can. The simple poking-style game rose 74 percent, or 367,000 players, most likely due to its time sensitive use of declaring a winner if the person does not relay a hit back after two days.
PetVille dropped significantly this week over last, from first to eighth. The title is up 8 percent or 307,000 players, but last week, the game added 2.59 million. The honey-moon period may be over, but the title still has the most established DAU of any game on the list – 3.83 million.
Finally, other foreign language apps are also growing. Tarjetitas, 15th, rose by 51 percent or 133,000 DAU. The game let Spanish speakers send cards to their friends. Meanwhile, Chinese RPG, 快打之王, (Google-translated to “King of Kombat”) rose the most in relation to its size, 93 percent.
Next week should have the final numbers for Christmas apps and games before the inevitable crash.