Causes and Celebrity Birthdays Are on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Apps by DAU

A couple apps we haven’t seen before appear on this week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users, along with several names that have shown up repeatedly over the past few weeks:

Top Gainers This Week
Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1.Original Windows Live Messenger4,811,124+360,499+8%
2.Original FrontierVille7,298,649+298,203+4%
3.Original Causes1,074,432+293,256+38%
4.Original Millionaire City1,532,091+183,668+14%
5.App_2_142598042438818_9416 Celebrity Birthdays171,918+171,912+2,865,200%
6.Original Kingdoms of Camelot867,681+153,589+22%
7.Original Are YOU Interested?614,547+152,039+33%
8.Original Games1,219,795+150,107+14%
9.Original YoVille1,220,663+144,739+13%
10.Original Phrases4,219,861+127,128+3%
11.App_2_149314558413832_1420 小小戰爭127,223+126,980+52,255%
12.App_2_191593014043_2781 The Fortune Teller379,569+123,094+48%
13.App_2_114335335255741_9738 City of Wonder1,075,063+122,795+13%
14.App_2_256799621935_1837 Car Town944,165+120,255+15%
15.App_2_72687635881_8108 Samsung Mobile615,405+107,208+21%
16.App_2_51254684277_9914 Friend Facts™129,444+106,222+457%
17.App_2_138575656172984_7917 Madden NFL Superstars118,290+105,048+793%
18.Original Fashion World1,179,023+100,674+9%
19.App_2_36706751821_9203 FantaBook133,734+98,491+279%
20.Original Give Hearts823,542+97,211+13%

Windows Live Messenger is the leader, having this week entered the ranks of the top five apps by DAU with 360,499 new daily users. The Windows app is emblematic of Facebook’s worldwide expansion, since the app’s growth is mainly from international users who are accessing both Live Messenger and Facebook on a regular basis.

Causes, the venerable philanthropic app, has gone from a plateau to a sudden leap in DAU for no clear reason. It has done so before, though, so it’s too soon to say whether the extra users will stick around.

At number five, Celebrity Birthdays is one of the new apps mentioned above, having reached 171,918 DAU in short order. There’s nothing unusual about this app; it simply shows you a printout of celebrities with your own birthday.

The dating app Are YOU Interested? is showing some DAU growth of its own, although not enough to keep up with its monthly active user growth. The app’s developer, SNAP Interactive, seems to be spending heavily on advertising, with the usual result of many new users not sticking around.

Finally, check out some of the games on the list, including Millionaire City and Kingdoms of Camelot, two older games that nevertheless keep up consistent growth; we discuss why in more depth this morning on this list’s counterpart at Inside Social Games.