Celebrity Birthdays, an app showing users which celebrities share their birthday, leads off this week’s list of emerging Facebook apps, defined as those still under a million monthly active users. It automatically posts to your wall, without asking permission — hence the strong growth.
Top Gainers This Week
|2.||Ikariam – The free browser game||824,980||+651,192||+375%|
|5.||Księga Imion i zdrobnień||479,847||+474,255||+8,481%|
|8.||Madden NFL Superstars||404,956||+363,210||+870%|
|11.||CBSSports.com Franchise Football||433,590||+330,230||+319%|
|12.||Kad Ucapan dan Lagu Raya||343,946||+283,303||+467%|
|14.||Chucke la taupe||228,285||+224,890||+6,624%|
|15.||Free Flash Games||918,144||+187,982||+26%|
|18.||عيد على صحابك||150,257||+148,555||+8,728%|
|19.||Bubble Town: Party Planet||727,378||+143,313||+25%|
|20.||i Like Slots||320,636||+142,689||+80%|
Ikariam – The free browser game is the second-fastest growing app, with impressive gains of its own. As we note over on our games list this morning at Inside Social Games, Ikariam actually goes back to 2006, pre-dating the social game genre.
Profil Durumu, a Turkish-language app, comes in at number three. We don’t speak Turkish, so we’re not entirely sure what’s going on with Durumu, but it appears to be a video guide to your Facebook profile — which makes it an order of magnitude more unique than most of the new non-game apps that appear on this list.
Księga Imion i zdrobnień is one of the few Polish-language apps we’ve seen; it appears to be a database of names and their diminutive forms. The foreign-language apps don’t stop there. Kad Raya and Kad Ucapan dan Lagu Raya, for example, are Malay apps celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid, and PhotoFunky is a French-language app for creating photo collages.
Finally, Friend Facts™, at number ten, is the latest fast-growing friend quiz, pretty much repeating the standard formula for that category.