New Year’s Greetings Fill This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Apps

A last wave of year’s end greeting apps has appeared on this week’s AppData list of emerging Facebook apps, defined as those still under a million monthly active users. In the case of most of the non-game apps on the list this week, they’ll never get over a million MAU; growth already trailed off in the early part of this week.

Top Gainers This Week
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. yeni yıl tebriği 773,877 +674,728 +681%
2. Happy New Year Greetings 916,437 +526,943 +135%
3. My Friends in 2010 589,336 +394,076 +202%
4. GodsWar Online 382,414 +271,885 +246%
5. TheFacepad 267,449 +267,422 +990,452%
6. ツ Happy New Year 2011 ツ 362,732 +254,372 +235%
7. ♥ NEW YEAR Greeting Card ♥ 428,163 +251,658 +143%
8. Famous Status Update 838,159 +245,135 +41%
9. Happy New Year To All My Friends 567,800 +241,221 +74%
10. Happy New Year♥♥Hugglicious 671,774 +223,853 +50%
11. My Best Friends 658,484 +208,540 +46%
12. UNO® Boost 570,512 +201,684 +55%
13. Miscrits: World of Adventure 490,817 +194,518 +66%
14. Xmas Cards 485,942 +192,891 +66%
15. Hero 914,466 +182,006 +25%
16. Yeni Yılınız Kutlu Olsun 223,495 +179,328 +406%
17. My Photos in 2010 394,387 +169,551 +75%
18. New Year Greetings to all my Friends 471,308 +167,166 +55%
19. Photo Framers 460,004 +160,851 +54%
20. ˙·٠•●❤ This heart for you ❤●•٠·˙ 527,201 +156,224 +42%

Yeni yıl tebriği is the first of the New Year’s apps, and notable only for the fact that it’s in Turkish. Most of the remaining apps in the category are in English, starting with Happy New Year Greetings; in all, there are 11 holiday-themed apps.

GodsWar Online is the first non-holiday app, and it’s a game, too. This massively-multiplayer game is one of several that have launched of late, mostly copies or imports of Asian free-to-play titles. What makes this one stand out is that it actually loads and runs smoothly, whereas technical problems have plagued its competitors.

There’s not much more on the list worthy of notice. TheFacepad, right below GodsWar, is the only one that stands out, and it’s actually just another iPad connect app, of which we’ve seen several. Although growing quickly, TheFacePad’s stickiness is much lower than most mobile connect apps, which suggests that users don’t like it that much.