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  • Facebook Poke App Tanks in Popularity


    In mid-December, Facebook launched a new application in the App Store called Facebook Poke. The application allowed you to poke any of your Facebook friends with pictures, videos, or messages that you could set to disappear after a certain period of time.

    The application was obviously Facebook’s attempt to compete with Snapchat, another iOS application that would allow you to send friends photos and messages with time limits. Both applications were available for free in the App Store, but in the end it was obvious which one would be the most popular solution.

    Snapchat remains the 14th top free application in the Top Charts section of the App Store, while Facebook Poke, once at the top of the list as well, is nowhere to be found in the Top Charts list. So where did Facebook Poke go?

    Facebook Poke is still in the App Store for free, but its launch doesn’t appear to have been as successful as Facebook may have originally planned. According to stats from App Annie, an application ranking statistics service, Facebook Poke has tanked all the way down to number 706 in the top free applications in the App Store:


    Facebook Poke's popularity over time.

    Although Facebook Poke's popularity has tanked, we can see that Snapchat has kept its position pretty well. Although it appears to be dropping slightly, it's nowhere near as dramatic as Facebook Poke's drop:


    Snapchat's popularity over time.

    If you're interested in getting Facebook Poke, you can get it for free from this link.

    Maybe Facebook will have better luck with their next app release...

    Sources: App Annie via Mashable
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook Poke App Tanks in Popularity started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by MXCO View Post
      Only thing I use from Facebook is Facebook.
      I used to use Facebook for the birthdays but now i've integrated that with my calendar, so no use for it now ( at least not for me :P )
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      You dont say....

      Thats what happens when you make an ap for something that you can already do in a more popular app.
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      It's because it was a knock off. Not to mention snap chat sucks too. Why would anyone want a ripoff of a piece of junk? Just saying my opinion. I don't care about anyone who tries to argue with me so please shhhhh.
    1. 1pop23's Avatar
      1pop23 -
      Why don't they just focus in their mobile app instead of making something else?!? I mean seriously, so much work is needed for the Facebook app, they should waste time ripping off another companies app.
    1. Wargasmtornado's Avatar
      Wargasmtornado -
      I only use facebook for Cydia-gets boring looking at ppl complaining bout how sh1tty their life is lol
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Twitter > Facebook
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wargasmtornado View Post
      I only use facebook for Cydia-gets boring looking at ppl complaining bout how sh1tty their life is lol
      +1
    1. 1pop23's Avatar
      1pop23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aidanharris View Post
      Twitter > Facebook
      Twitter has no point for normal every day use... Twitter is awesome for developers, third party news, bands, small organizations, people of power. Not the average person...
      Twitter was meant to share news and updates to a wide range of people fast and with ease. Something that it does well! Something that it also does well though is take all these meaningless status updates from teenagers and floods feeds with stupid # and makes it hard to actually see the news
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by aidanharris View Post
      Twitter > Facebook
      Totally agree
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1pop23 View Post
      ...Something that it also does well though is take all these meaningless status updates from teenagers and floods feeds with stupid # and makes it hard to actually see the news
      Which is why there is Tweetbot that mutes said #'s...
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      So..when will FB follow in the footsteps of MySpace and TANK?? hahaha! I use it so my family has no excuse to say they couldn't reach me. Seems to be working
    1. Browning151's Avatar
      Browning151 -
      I've never understood the purpose of "poking" someone anyway. What is it supposed to be/do?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Browning151 View Post
      I've never understood the purpose of "poking" someone anyway. What is it supposed to be/do?
      Just a way to say, "hey, I know you exist."
    1. fvega's Avatar
      fvega -
      Quote Originally Posted by Browning151 View Post
      I've never understood the purpose of "poking" someone anyway. What is it supposed to be/do?
      It's how babby is made. ^_^