With Three Titles in iOS’ Top Grossing 15, Is Zynga Starting to Get Mobile Right?

It’s been no secret that many of the Facebook platform’s stars have had a hard time reaching the same level of dominance on iOS where mobile-focused companies like Rovio, Pocket Gems and Storm8 have flourished.

But perhaps the 800-pound gorilla of the social gaming world, Zynga, is starting to get some things right.

For example, at the beginning of the year, the San Francisco-based company’s poker app hovered around the 50s on the top grossing list. It was being trounced by Texas Poker from Siberian developer (yes, Siberia) Kamagames Ltd. But now Zynga Poker has climbed to consistently rank in the top 5 over the past month and was even briefly #1 yesterday in the U.S.

With Zynga’s acquisition of Newtoy, the company bought Words With Friends, an app that is a reliable top 15 performer on the grossing list. The studio, which became part of Zynga With Friends, also just launched another hit last week called Hanging With Friends, which is now #4 (see right).

And today, the company’s introducing a mobile extension of its CityVille franchise called CityVille Hometown. (You can check out our coverage of the new title here.)

>> Continue reading on Inside Mobile Apps.

Social Media 101

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101! Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will teach you the best practices to be successful on social. Register before July 31 to get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!

 

Leave a Reply

One Response to “With Three Titles in iOS’ Top Grossing 15, Is Zynga Starting to Get Mobile Right?”

  1. Robert says:

    Interesting to note that the first 3 top grossing apps are actually free games

Get the latest news in your inbox
interested in advertising with inside social games?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Opportunities in Digital Publishing

Pew Research Center
Washington, DC

Vice President of Technology

Emerald Media Group
Eugene, OR

Social Media Strategist

ISACA
Rolling Meadows, IL

Social Media Specialist

California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More
 

Our Sponsors

Also from Inside Network:   AppData - Facebook & iOS Application Stats   PageData - Engagement Data on Facebook Pages   Facebook Marketing Bible   Inside Network Research
 
home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | about | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | events | forums | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us