FarmVille Announced for iPhone

FarmVille by Zynga is now available as a free app on the App Store. With this app, you can log into your Facebook account and manage your crops (although without the charming avatar). Most of the game’s functionality seems intact, but we’re working on a review to let you know for sure. For some fun FarmVille facts from Zynga, click ahead.

Zynga sent us the following fun facts to reinforce the mind-boggling popularity of this Facebook game:

In the last year, FarmVille has seen:

o Over 100 BILLION page views

o FarmVille players have received over 23 billion gifts in FarmVille

o 200 million gifts are sent in FarmVille every day, which is 2x the number of Father’s Day cards Hallmark will send in a couple of weeks.

o For Valentines, players sent 1.7 Billion Valentines in 10 days

o Horse Stables Installed: 34 Million in 15 days

o Horse Stable Parts Sent: 1.2 Billion in 15 days

o Largest application/game on Facebook

o Currently 24 Million Facebook fans

· 35 million people play Zynga games every day. That’s more than the combined audiences for the series finales of Lost and 24.

· FarmVille has 72 million monthly active players

· 58 million new FarmVille users were added in the last 5 months, which is 4 new users every second.

· FarmVille players have raised more than $2 million for the benefit of women and children in Haiti and its earthquake relief.

Today during the keynote speech for WWDC, Apple’s developer conference, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus took the stage and announced that FarmVille is heading to the iPhone.

While we’ve been expecting this move for a while, it’s now official. Details are sparse, although we do know that push notifications will be included, so you’ll never have to worry about losing crops because of forgetfulness. However, you will have to worry about having your life interrupted so you can water your digital corn.

But even if FarmVille isn’t up your alley, there are 35 million people playing daily on Facebook who beg to differ, so we’re betting the game will see plenty of downloads. FarmVille will be released by the end of the month.