There were three profile banner applications on our list of the top emerging apps by monthly active users this week. Then there was a professional app BeKnown, Hulu’s app, a few friend apps and a photo app.
The apps on our list grew from between 104,600 and 350,900 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook. All in all, it was a pretty typical week for the emerging category, which we define as apps that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week.
Top Gainers This Week
|1.||Banner de perfil en espagnol||393,781||+350,915||+819%|
|4.||Banner de perfil en espagnol||434,263||+284,339||+190%|
|6.||1 vs 100||449,128||+214,820||+92%|
|7.||Deal or No Deal||605,445||+213,396||+54%|
|10.||Galaksi Online II Türkçe: En İyi Bilim Kurgu Oyunu||205,210||+178,186||+659%|
|13.||Little Cave Hero||285,125||+160,207||+128%|
|17.||Top Friends of mine(ENHANCED)||527,368||+107,080||+25%|
|19.||Six Gun Galaxy||305,771||+105,041||+52%|
Three profile banner apps — the ones that allow users to select from among different photos and then create an image across the top of their profile — made the list this week, two were in Spanish. Banner de perfil en espagnol grew by 350,900 MAU and Banner de perfil en espagnol by 284,300 MAU. Then Profile Banner by 104,600 MAU. Generally these apps publish feed stories alerting friends to the use of the app.
BeKnown’s app grew by 235,400 MAU this week; the app comes from Monster.com, allows users to update their profiles from other recruiting sites, as well as earn badges and what-not within the app. Hulu’s Connect app has been growing steadily over the past few weeks and this week with 165,800 MAU.
A pair of friend apps were on the list. Together allows users to make “matches” from among friends, publishing the result to the friend’s Wall; the app grew by 136,200 MAU this week. Top Friends of mine(ENHANCED) publishes a photo, tagging a user’s friends, of the most interacted with people; the app grew by 107,100 MAU.
Finally, Twibbon, grew by 105,300 MAU in the United States and Philippines. The Connect app allows users to publish a photo of themselves with a “ribbon” over their profile photo for a particular cause. The app’s virality is probably due in no small part of the large number of feed stories created by its use: the app publishes one upon use, then publishes a user’s photo, then asks the user to promote the app on Facebook or Twitter.
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned next week for our look at the top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, the top weekly gainers by daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.