Phrases is back, following a brief period in which Facebook partially suspended service for the giant quiz and quote app. As you can see on our weekly AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users, Phrases’ DAU plunged to almost zero before recovering to previous levels over the course of the past week.
Here’s the full list:
Top Gainers This Week
|2.||Windows Live Messenger||7,893,983||+1,116,519||+16%|
|4.||The Autism Spectrum Quotient Test||343,134||+334,697||+3,967%|
|6.||The Fortune Teller||645,520||+198,312||+44%|
|7.||Are YOU Interested?||1,062,670||+185,091||+21%|
|12.||Meet new people at Badoo, flirt, chat, date!||308,971||+146,003||+90%|
|14.||CSI: Crime City||119,878||+113,667||+1,830%|
|16.||TripAdvisor – Cities I’ve Visited™||515,962||+85,347||+20%|
Windows Live Messenger has been going gangbusters recently, adding around 15 percent a week to its previous DAU count. As we’ve pointed out before, Messenger’s growth is really a story of Facebook’s international reach, with existing Messenger users choosing to integrate the two services in ever-greater numbers.
Formspring, a question-and-answer app mainly used by teenagers is doing quite well, as it has on the web. Below it, The Autism Spectrum Quotient Test appears to be a version of a real psychological profiling test, unlike most of the fluffy quizzes usually seen on Facebook.
Ravenwood Fair is the hot new game on Facebook, featuring cute animals in a scary forest; it has grown massively over the past week. Developer LOLapps recently became famous for the wrong reasons when Facebook briefly suspended all of its apps (more publicly than with Phrases) but it’s recovering well now.
Finally, Meet new people at Badoo, flirt, chat, date! is worth some notice, if only because it’s yet another Hot or Not-style dating app finding huge success on Facebook — just a few places below Are YOU Interested?, which has had its own success with the same model. The two look a bit different, but are functionally similar enough that they’ll have to fight over users.