SocialBuzz and VChatter Do Well on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Apps by MAU

This week’s AppData list of fastest-gaining apps by monthly active users offers a few apps, and a lot more interesting games. A couple of the games even blur the lines between gaming and general just-for-fun apps:

Top Gainers This Week
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.App_2_114335335255741_9738 City of Wonder5,168,037+2,561,154+98%
2.Original SocialBuzz12,865,178+1,791,833+16%
3.Original Millionaire City6,504,892+644,030+11%
4.Original Texas HoldEm Poker33,119,003+618,547+2%
5.Original Quiz Planet8,291,852+550,311+7%
6.Original Phrases29,836,328+514,674+2%
7.2lsae0dn Information1,080,664+488,791+83%
8.Original Kingdoms of Camelot5,682,636+404,269+8%
9.Original Tattoo City2,612,159+355,384+16%
10.Original Nightclub City7,958,877+346,242+5%
11.App_2_122353571139137_4163 The Price Is Right Game778,940+312,101+67%
12.Original MMA Pro Fighter1,856,988+301,013+19%
13.Original Monster World3,229,146+294,488+10%
14.Original Video Chat vChatter2,244,701+284,565+15%
15.Original Give Hearts7,982,581+278,388+4%
16.Original Are YOU Interested?7,280,080+259,256+4%
17.Original iHeart12,190,183+232,478+2%
18.Original Games6,501,445+228,719+4%
19.Original Lucky Train971,569+200,874+26%
20.App_2_256799621935_1837 Car Town3,859,818+195,758+5%

City of Wonder is once again the list’s leader. The new Playdom city-building game is growing almost as fast as the company’s original title in the genre did, Social City.

The two games we refer to above, which bend the boundaries between games and other apps, are The Price Is Right and Tattoo City. The former is a game / trivia show spinoff, much like the highly successful Family Feud, which eventually topped seven million MAU. Tattoo City, meanwhile, includes an element of user-generated content and gifting in its tattoo creation process, although otherwise it’s a virtual space game. We’ll cover the rest of the genre this morning at Inside Social Games.

SocialBuzz is the top non-game app, and the only one besides City of Wonder to pass a million new MAU. The friend quiz is on a streak, having added all of its 12.8 million users in less than a month. Of course, we’ve seen the same happen to several other friend quizzes; the genre’s built-in virality is both boon and curse, as Facebook usually ends up banning the apps.

Quiz Planet, a quiz creator, is also picking up a few new users, although the app is far down from its peak of 19.2 million MAU. Phrases, which works on the quiz creator model, is also plateauing. See our March article on quizzes for more on the different types, and why they work (or don’t).

Video Chat vChatter, the new competitor to ChatRoulette, is on a tear, with 284,565 new users. We reviewed the app back in July, when it was still under a million MAU.

Finally, Are YOU Interested? is now the largest dating app on Facebook, when measuring by MAU. However, it’s still lagging behind Zoosk in terms of daily active users.