Games offer the most significant gains on this week’s list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users, leaving only a few significant non-game apps scattered throughout the top 20.
It’s led off by My Empire, the newest game from Electronic Arts. The innovative Roman-themed city builder is making waves with players, as we suggested it might when we first reviewed it over at Inside Social Games; that’s also where you can find our take on the DAU gains of the various other games.
Here’s our full AppData list:
|7.||Entrevista tus Amigos||358,923||+184,522||+105.80|
|9.||Texas HoldEm Poker||5,745,522||+136,127||+2.43|
|14.||phrases 4 fun||126,651||+91,633||+261.67|
|16.||Crazy Cow Music Quiz||100,560||+85,521||+568.66|
|18.||Good and Evil||117,491||+77,343||+192.64|
Name Analyzer is the first non-game app to come up. But it actually appears to be the same as Name Analyzer, Name Analyzer and Name Analyzer — yes, those are separate apps with the exact same name. It’s possible that several independent developers are all copying each other, or that the same developer is simply re-releasing the app to repeatedly get a rush of new traffic.
Also take note of Entrevista tus Amigos and Frases Diarias, the two Spanish-language apps at numbers seven and eight. We’ve seen several Spanish apps doing quite well recently; what’s unusual is that just-for-fun apps of their type (quizzes and quotes of the day) usually have quite low DAU as a percentage of MAU (simply, the number of people returning daily). Not so with these two: Frases, in particular, has 15 percent DAU / MAU. That could be because there are still too few apps for the language group, which now claims over 50 million Facebook users.