Christmas, Calendars, Tabs, The Sims and Looking Back on 2011 on This Week’s Top 20 Emerging Facebook Apps by MAU

Christmas continued to feature prominently on our list this week, as evidenced by several apps used to send greeting cards amongst friends. Calendars were also popular, however, as well as apps that cull profile data for 2011 retrospectives and publish corresponding photos to the feed.

The apps on our list grew from between 124,400 and 609,200 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week.

Top Gainers This Week

1.  Simify App980,000+609,187+ 164%
2.  Birthday Cards900,000+533,851+ 146%
3.  ปฏิทินของฉัน510,000+509,873+ 401,475%
4.  Galaxy Life920,000+427,181+ 87%
5.  내 캘린더850,000+378,685+ 80%
6.  Men vs Women850,000+327,747+ 63%
7.  マイカレンダー500,000+283,180+ 131%
8.  Bayou Blast580,000+268,915+ 86%
9.  ΗμερολόγιόΜου760,000+249,604+ 49%
10.  Static HTML590,000+227,102+ 63%
11.  Hola Leo Messi740,000+202,558+ 38%
12.  Fun Cards – Christmas & More!550,000+197,532+ 56%
13.  My Year In Status220,000+144,844+ 193%
14.  Slots Farm – Slot Machines970,000+140,000+ 17%
15.  Mission Impossible360,000+135,383+ 60%
16.  Animal Land200,000+133,025+ 199%
17.  2011 Complete Statistics210,000+129,258+ 160%
18.  MinKalender (Svenska)290,000+126,225+ 77%
19.  GodsWar: El Mejor 3D Juego De Fantasía140,000+125,804+ 886%
20.  Storage Wars: The Game590,000+124,365+ 27%

Simify App topped our list this week, growing by 609,200 MAU; the app allows users to transform a photo into a Sims character. Birthday Cards Grew by 533,900 MAU and gives users the chance to potentially send dozens of birthday cards at once by displaying users with upcoming birthdays. Then there was Fun Cards – Christmas & More!, which grew by 197,500 MAU.

Calendar apps, in several languages, included: ปฏิทินของฉัน with 509,900 MAU, 내 캘린더 with 378,700 MAU, マイカレンダー with 283,200 MAU, ΗμερολόγιόΜου with 249,600 MAU and MinKalender (Svenska) with 126,200 MAU.  A few random apps on our list included page tab app, Static HTML with 227,100 MAU and Hola Leo Messi with 202,600 MAU.

The retrospective apps each generated news ticker stories, as well as published photos to the news feed. My Year In Status, Which generates a collage of the users status updates from the year, grew by 144,800 MAU. And, 2011 Complete Statistics, grew by 129,300 MAU  and publishes a photo that includes various Facebook–related stats.

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned next week for our look at the top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, the top weekly gainers by daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.