The top entries on this week’s AppData list of emerging apps are a fairly interesting mix of games and for-fun utilities. Hotel City, the latest from Electronic Arts, takes top honors with a gain of 676,357 new monthly active users.
By next week, Hotel City will probably be among EA’s top five apps — but we discuss games more over at Inside Social Games. The non-game apps start at number two with What Song Was #1 on your Birth Date?:
|2.||What Song Was #1 on your Birth Date?||536,028||+418,232||+355.05|
|4.||Especially for You||944,474||+293,802||+45.15|
|6.||Send Free Farmville Gifts||392,015||+246,544||+169.48|
|9.||Lover Of The Day||926,746||+218,831||+30.91|
What Song Was #1 looks at first like another of Facebook’s ubiquitous one-off quiz apps, but it’s actually pretty interesting, as it cross-references your birthdate against the billboard charts from either the United States or United Kingdom. Users are obviously finding the results irresistible to share. (Sadly, the app didn’t provide me the great picture at right of Hall & Oates, my own birth-stars.)
Translations is listed due to an error in Facebook’s reporting. Next up is Especially for You, by AppBank, a gifting app that appears to have been around since February. The most successful of AppBank’s 174 apps at the moment is Friend Hug, with 1.4 million users, but Especially For You will soon top it.
Family Feud, which we reviewed last week, is a social take by iWin, Inc. and Backstage on the successful 80’s game show (although the show also continues today). Users seem happy with the game’s fidelity to the original, if a bit annoyed that it restricts them to two plays a day.
Finally, Send Free Farmville Gifts is just the latest FarmVille parasite to show up. The app has lasted nearly three weeks without being banned by Facebook’s enforcement team, and has almost four hundred thousand MAU to show for it.