Facebook users add 65 million apps in first month – average of 2.5 per person

It’s hard to believe it’s now been a month since the Facebook Platform was announced to much hype and fanfare. Prophecies like “Facebook is the new Internet,” “Facebook is the web OS,” and so on have been espoused from entrepreneurs and journalists alike. At the same time, the venture community has remained skeptical of the value that will be realized for Facebook Platform developers.

We’ve gathered data from all the top apps on Facebook now that we’re one month into Platform, and one thing’s clear: Facebook applications have taken off like wildfire. In fact, to the tune of 65 million net application installs over the course of the past 30 days. That’s an average of 2.5 installed applications per every registered Facebook user. And I may even be missing some.

20 applications now sport over 1 million Facebook users. 35 more have over 100,000.

It’s clear that questions of application saturation are already here. With some users adding 10-15 applications to their profile, how much attention can application developers realistically expect to attract?

I’m looking forward to how month two of Platform shakes out. Will the early streak of Facebook app acquisitions continue? Which startups will unveil new apps? Will users continue to adopt new applications at this rate? Stay tuned 🙂

RankFacebook ApplicationUsers
1Top Friends7,030,746
2iLike4,045,129
3Fortune Cookie3,940,960
4Horoscopes3,740,614
5Graffiti3,738,513
6X Me3,441,475
7SuperPoke!3,079,407
8Free Gifts2,759,771
9Movies2,682,796
10Video2,643,710
11Mobile1,943,948
12Moods1,860,925
13Honesty Box1,769,460
14My Questions1,400,201
15Favorite Peeps!1,364,028
16Food Fight!1,242,812
17Slideshows1,177,410
18Causes1,172,609
19Quizzes1,102,933
20HOT or NOT1,100,466
21Trakzor787,070
22Poke Pro772,288
23Where I’ve Been767,969
24Super Wall723,046
25(fluff)Friends627,813
26Emote624,382
27Audio616,605
28Magic 8 ball412,495
29Famous Quotes411,196
30TravBuddy.com Countries Visited Map345,299
31iGift340,485
32Red Bull Roshambull285,203
33HotLists283,157
34Games281,830
35Matches281,488
36The Compass259,052
37I am Hungry238,116
38Compliments231,057
39Picnik202,785
40Pets202,032
41Socialmoth200,742
42Glitter Text191,682
43Tag!155,616
44Drink137,196
45Extended Info130,747
46Trips128,473
47Fast Friends123,351
48Election ’08121,884
49Cities I’ve Visited121,428
50Daily Bible Verse115,234
51Zombies113,914
52Knock Knock Jokes111,905
53The Win108,954
54Calendar104,337
55Slide Shows100,599
56Uber Music Player97,961
57Kudos!95,339
58Questions90,020
59Lamefactor86,550
60FunWall86,032
61PeopleRadar85,318
62YouTube Skins85,239
63Last.fm Music80,904
64Mood67,657
65Interview66,558
66iRead63,476
6710 Second Interview62,114
68Football Fan61,372
69Dogbook61,185
70Uber Media Library55,510
71Awareness Ribbons49,989
72Family Guy Quotes49,681
73EF Globalprint44,163
74Dane Cook Quotes44,064
75Files43,809
76BioRhythms43,206
77Daily Horoscope42,731
78Astrology41,900
79Sticky Notes39,322
80Horoscopes39,078
81Developer38,296
82Countdowns37,987
83PopSugar 10036,050
84Books33,162
85Snapvine32,158
86Boombox31,893
87Catbook31,427
88Jobster Facebook Profile Import31,423
89Simpsons Quotes31,004
90Love Football28,863
91Widgets28,061
92Love Horoscope27,730
93Locations26,829
94BrainFall.com Quiz Results26,310
95Graffiti24,824
96Hockey Fan24,515
97Twitter24,235
98TextMe23,891
99BandTracker23,769
100LOLcats23,083

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