Celebrity Birthdays Tops This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Apps

Celebrity Birthdays, an app showing users which celebrities share their birthday, leads off this week’s list of emerging Facebook apps, defined as those still under a million monthly active users. It automatically posts to your wall, without asking permission — hence the strong growth.

Here’s the full list:

Top Gainers This Week
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. App_2_142598042438818_9416 Celebrity Birthdays 720,406 +719,793 +117,421%
2. Original Ikariam – The free browser game 824,980 +651,192 +375%
3. App_2_110245362365978_331 Profil Durumu 855,696 +495,426 +138%
4. App_2_144320435592910_7250 Critter Island 651,718 +475,893 +271%
5. App_2_155974601086006_3625 Księga Imion i zdrobnień 479,847 +474,255 +8,481%
6. Original Kad Raya 634,392 +393,596 +163%
7. App_2_149314558413832_1420 小小戰爭 368,935 +367,880 +34,870%
8. App_2_138575656172984_7917 Madden NFL Superstars 404,956 +363,210 +870%
9. App_2_260185264520_7625 PhotoFunky 367,020 +361,002 +5,999%
10. App_2_51254684277_9914 Friend Facts™ 962,904 +356,775 +59%
11. App_2_138368046186693_7846 CBSSports.com Franchise Football 433,590 +330,230 +319%
12. App_2_124397887594162_3663 Kad Ucapan dan Lagu Raya 343,946 +283,303 +467%
13. App_2_36706751821_9203 FantaBook 431,923 +273,444 +173%
14. App_2_144448922260339_1126 Chucke la taupe 228,285 +224,890 +6,624%
15. Original Free Flash Games 918,144 +187,982 +26%
16. App_2_107686462622879_9313 the button 157,533 +155,710 +8,541%
17. App_2_150787614949180_7705 Candy Shop 206,471 +155,572 +306%
18. App_2_147473548614850_4042 عيد على صحابك 150,257 +148,555 +8,728%
19. Original Bubble Town: Party Planet 727,378 +143,313 +25%
20. Original i Like Slots 320,636 +142,689 +80%

Ikariam – The free browser game is the second-fastest growing app, with impressive gains of its own. As we note over on our games list this morning at Inside Social Games, Ikariam actually goes back to 2006, pre-dating the social game genre.

Profil Durumu, a Turkish-language app, comes in at number three. We don’t speak Turkish, so we’re not entirely sure what’s going on with Durumu, but it appears to be a video guide to your Facebook profile — which makes it an order of magnitude more unique than most of the new non-game apps that appear on this list.

Księga Imion i zdrobnień is one of the few Polish-language apps we’ve seen; it appears to be a database of names and their diminutive forms. The foreign-language apps don’t stop there. Kad Raya and Kad Ucapan dan Lagu Raya, for example, are Malay apps celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid, and PhotoFunky is a French-language app for creating photo collages.

Finally, Friend Facts™, at number ten, is the latest fast-growing friend quiz, pretty much repeating the standard formula for that category.