Hug Me, Sonar, Twoo, Obama and more on this week’s emerging Facebook apps
Virtual gifts app Hug Me led our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week with 214 percent gain.
We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. This week’s top apps grew between 120,000 and 41,000 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook.
Top Gainers This Week
Portuguese app Oferece uma rosa is a similar virtual gifting app that came in at No. 2 this week.
No. 3 Sonar is a mobile app that alerts users when their friends or friends of friends are nearby. No. 4 Twoo is a dating app with Facebook canvas, web, iOS and Android versions. No. 5 Furkot.pl is a Polish site that shares risque photos and videos.
The campaign app Obama 2012 came in at No. 6 with 250,000 additional users.
This week Facebook eliminated a few top-growing apps likely for spam. Apps like Are you an angel or devil? grew by more than 21,000 percent and were shut down, so we did not include them on this list, though they can be viewed on our AppData charts.
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned next week for our look at the top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, the top weekly gainers by daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.