The top entry on this week’s list of emerging Facebook apps, measured as those still under a million monthly active users, is Name Analyzer, which doesn’t analyze so much as create a pre-determined anagram from the letters of your name. Each letter is associated with a word (C for Cheerful, H for Happiness, and so forth), and the result can be shared on your wall.
|9.||Your Japanese Name||996,038||+151,742||+17.97|
|11.||Friend of the Day!||448,117||+145,876||+48.26|
|13.||What is your spirit animal?||200,633||+130,515||+186.14|
|15.||Pet Forest Online||245,655||+125,601||+104.62|
|16.||Write In Pictures||380,779||+122,056||+47.18|
|17.||Do you really know me?||512,847||+116,695||+29.46|
|18.||WPT Texas Hold ‘Em Poker||198,697||+113,127||+132.20|
|20.||Kendi Benzerini Bul||241,868||+106,026||+78.05|
Fish Friends, a Playdom game, isn’t far behind Name Analyzer. Despite having missed the fish game fad on Facebook by several months, it’s doing rather well. We’ll cover the rest of its category this morning over at Inside Social Games.
Akinator is the follow-up on a French-language app that plays a version of 20 questions. The English version has been growing steadily for several weeks. Both, of course, are based on a much older website whose traffic seems to have spiked right around the time the apps started becoming successful on Facebook.
Agatha’s Horoscopes is just what it sounds like. As with other recent horoscope apps, this one attempts to post its daily readings to your wall, where friends can see it. FarmVillain, the next app on the list, is also all about wall posts, but in this case they’re fake FarmVille-style messages. Following a couple bannings for bad taste, the app is humming along with half a million MAU.
As you can see, there are several more interesting-looking apps on the list. The only other one we’ll point out is Dailymotion Videos. This is the app version of Dailymotion, one of the few indie video sites that survived YouTube; its rapidly-growing app essentially recreates the site on Facebook.