This week’s AppData list of fastest-gaining apps by monthly active users offers a few apps, and a lot more interesting games. A couple of the games even blur the lines between gaming and general just-for-fun apps:
Top Gainers This Week
|1.||City of Wonder||5,168,037||+2,561,154||+98%|
|4.||Texas HoldEm Poker||33,119,003||+618,547||+2%|
|8.||Kingdoms of Camelot||5,682,636||+404,269||+8%|
|11.||The Price Is Right Game||778,940||+312,101||+67%|
|12.||MMA Pro Fighter||1,856,988||+301,013||+19%|
|14.||Video Chat vChatter||2,244,701||+284,565||+15%|
|16.||Are YOU Interested?||7,280,080||+259,256||+4%|
The two games we refer to above, which bend the boundaries between games and other apps, are The Price Is Right and Tattoo City. The former is a game / trivia show spinoff, much like the highly successful Family Feud, which eventually topped seven million MAU. Tattoo City, meanwhile, includes an element of user-generated content and gifting in its tattoo creation process, although otherwise it’s a virtual space game. We’ll cover the rest of the genre this morning at Inside Social Games.
SocialBuzz is the top non-game app, and the only one besides City of Wonder to pass a million new MAU. The friend quiz is on a streak, having added all of its 12.8 million users in less than a month. Of course, we’ve seen the same happen to several other friend quizzes; the genre’s built-in virality is both boon and curse, as Facebook usually ends up banning the apps.
Quiz Planet, a quiz creator, is also picking up a few new users, although the app is far down from its peak of 19.2 million MAU. Phrases, which works on the quiz creator model, is also plateauing. See our March article on quizzes for more on the different types, and why they work (or don’t).
Video Chat vChatter, the new competitor to ChatRoulette, is on a tear, with 284,565 new users. We reviewed the app back in July, when it was still under a million MAU.