1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    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
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 2013-01-22 at 05:36 AM.
    2013-01-22 05:33 AM
  2. MXCO's Avatar
    Only thing I use from Facebook is Facebook.
    "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
    2013-01-22 05:35 AM
  3. Faresismail's Avatar
    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 )
    2013-01-22 06:06 AM
  4. JedixJarf's Avatar
    You dont say....

    Thats what happens when you make an ap for something that you can already do in a more popular app.
    2013-01-22 07:06 AM
  5. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
    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.
    2013-01-22 07:13 AM
  6. 1pop23's Avatar
    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.
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    2013-01-22 09:13 AM
  7. Wargasmtornado's Avatar
    I only use facebook for Cydia-gets boring looking at ppl complaining bout how sh1tty their life is lol
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    2013-01-22 09:57 AM
  8. aidanharris's Avatar
    Twitter > Facebook
    2013-01-22 10:00 AM
  9. mlee19841's Avatar
    I only use facebook for Cydia-gets boring looking at ppl complaining bout how sh1tty their life is lol
    +1
    2013-01-22 03:15 PM
  10. 1pop23's Avatar
    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
    Last edited by 1pop23; 2013-01-22 at 04:50 PM.
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    2013-01-22 04:47 PM
  11. wolverinemarky's Avatar
    Twitter > Facebook
    Totally agree
    2013-01-22 04:48 PM
  12. aidanharris's Avatar
    ...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...
    2013-01-22 06:45 PM
  13. bigboyz's Avatar
    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
    2013-01-22 08:29 PM
  14. Browning151's Avatar
    I've never understood the purpose of "poking" someone anyway. What is it supposed to be/do?
    2013-01-22 08:53 PM
  15. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
    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."
    2013-01-23 04:38 AM
  16. fvega's Avatar
    I've never understood the purpose of "poking" someone anyway. What is it supposed to be/do?
    It's how babby is made. ^_^
    2013-01-25 10:14 AM
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