Birthdays, Calendars, Quizzes, Spotify, Microsoft, Greeting Cards and More on This Week’s Top 20 Growing Facebook Apps by DAU

Birthday calendars, friend quizzes, greeting cards, Microsoft, Bing, Spotify, Pandora, iPad and photo apps made up our list of applications growing by daily active users this week. The titles below grew from between 210,000 and 3.6 million DAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering growth for apps on Facebook.

Top Gainers This Week

1.  MyCalendar – Birthdays4,700,000+3,600,000+327%
2.  Birthday Calendar3,100,000+3,040,000+5,067%
3.  我的日历 – 生日1,500,000+1,200,000+400%
4.  CastleVille8,100,000+900,000+13%
5.  21 Preguntas820,000+810,000+8,100%
6.  MiCalendario – Cumpleaños 890,000+640,000+256%
7.  Bing4,300,000+600,000+16%
8.  Yahoo!770,000+560,000+267%
9.  Pandora1,600,000+500,000+45%
10.  Spotify3,000,000+500,000+20%
11.  21 Perguntas550,000+430,000+358%
12.  MyPad for iPad2,000,000+400,000+25%
13.  Mis Fotos760,000+350,000+85%
14.  Bubble Witch Saga3,300,000+300,000+10%
15.  FarmVille7,300,000+300,000+4%
16.  Microsoft Live18,700,000+300,000+2%
17.  Greeting Cards590,000+240,000+69%
18.  Greetings650,000+240,000+59%
19.  Greeting Cards800,000+220,000+38%
20.  Greeting Cards530,000+210,000+66%

Birthday calendars topped our list this week. MyCalendar – Birthdays grew by 3.6 million DAU, Birthday Calendar grew by 3 million DAU, 我的日历 – 生日 by 1.2 million DAU and MiCalendario – Cumpleaños by 640,000 DAU. These apps require users to invite friends before use, and may secure growth that way.

Then a pair of quiz apps made the list, in Spanish and Portuguese. 21 Preguntas which grew by 810,000 DAU and 21 Perguntas with 430,00 DAU. These types of apps usually ask users to answer questions about friends, then publish feed stories with answers.

The middle of the list was made up of a mixed bag of apps. Bing’s app grew by 600,000 MAU, Yahoo grew by 560,000 DAU, Pandora by 500,000 DAU, Spotify by 500,000 DAU and MyPad for iPad by 400,000 DAU. The photo sharing app, Mis Fotos, grew by 350,000 DAU; the app generates feed stories when users interact with friends’ photos. Then Microsoft Live grew by 300,000 DAU; the app is a Windows Messenger integration.

The end of the list was taken up by four different apps that are the same thing. Greeting Cards grew by 240,000 DAU, Greetings by 240,000 DAU, Greeting Cards by 220,000 DAU and Greeting Cards by 210,000 DAU. The app is a Connect integration to showing friends with upcoming birthdays, and allowing users to select from different types of cards, ex: Christmas, New Year, Kwanzaa, etc.

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top emerging apps on Friday.