A wide variety of applications composed our list of the top 20 growing Facebook apps this week. Most of the growth for the non-game apps came from outside of the U.S. Our list was compiled based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook, and covers apps that grew the most in the past week.
Top Gainers This Week
|3.||Windows Live Messenger||14,465,795||+318,610||+2%|
|5.||Profile Top Banner||225,916||+211,403||+1,457%|
|8.||Galaxy Online II – Most Competitive Strategy Game||137,990||+137,852||+99,893%|
|10.||Mafia Wars Game||2,323,704||+104,345||+5%|
|11.||The Fortune Teller||1,094,066||+103,206||+10%|
|17.||Dragons of Atlantis||324,214||+66,967||+26%|
Dating app Badoo topped our list this week with 737,000 new DAU, showing this growth in Mexico, France and Italy primarily. Flipboard, which bills itself the “first social magazine” grew by 352,000 DAU this week. Then, Windows Live Messenger, a Facebook integration, saw 318,600 DAU this week with steady growth almost equally among France, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy and Canada.
A few other Facebook Connect integrations included HTC Sense with 129,400 DAU this week. Gowalla saw 85,500 DAU. Then there was mobile app site Snaptu which grew by 76,000 DAU; users in Indonesia and Mexico seem to be excited about downloading apps such as Mashable, Facebook and Twitter to their phones. Yahoo’s Connect app grew by about 65,000 DAU. There were a group of miscellaneous apps.
Profile Top Banner, another version of these types of popular apps, had 211,400 DAU this week; the app posts a photo album to the stream, tagging the user in each of the five photos. Daily Horoscope grew mostly in Turkey with 201,000 DAU. Another Turkish app, Sanal Video, an app displaying a variety of videos to be shared to the stream, grew by 159,700 DAU this week.
Frases Diarias (Daily Phrases) grew almost totally in Mexico by 63,800 DAU; the app posts quotes to a users’ stream. Finally, การวิเคราะห์สมอง is a Thai app that claims to analyze the brains of a user’s friends; the app saw about 101,000 DAU this week. Growth seems to come mostly from photos posted in an album to a users’ stream that tags their friends.
An interesting app on our list this week, Family Tree, has potential for growth mostly among a users’ family network; it grew by 73,700 DAU this week. The app asks for lots of permissions, but then asks users to add family members to their family tree; when this is done, a story posts to the family members’ Wall and sends an app request to them. The app also searches your network for family members, suggests them as adds, and posts another notification on their Wall. There are also game-like elements to the app, such as being able to earn badges for adding photos or commenting on photos.