Christmas, Chat, Tabs, Calendars and More on This Week’s Top 20 Emerging Facebook Apps by MAU

Christmas applications continued to be popular on our list of those emerging as measured by monthly active users this week. There were also Page tab apps, chat apps, card apps and a calendar app. The apps on our list grew from between 100,000 and 490,000 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.  Gem Rush810,000+490,000+153%
2.  Voxer Walkie Talkie900,000+400,000+80%
3.  Merry Christmas | Feliz Navidad540,000+370,000+218%
4.  Welcome Tab810,000+160,000+25%
5.  Woobox Custom Tab | Star #2460,000+160,000+53%
6.  My Christmas Tree 2011750,000+150,000+27%
7.  Slots Farm – Slot Machines770,000+150,000+24%
8.  Mi árbol de Navidad 2011560,000+140,000+40%
9.  MinKalender – Bursdag290,000+130,000+81%
10.  Path180,000+130,000+260%
11.  برجك مع مـاغـي فـرح900,000+130,000+17%
12.  9GAG920,000+120,000+18%
13.  Bayou Blast170,000+120,000+240%
14.  Men vs Women380,000+120,000+58%
15.  MinKalender – Fødselsdage490,000+120,000+32%
16.  Chef Quest120,000+114,000+1,900%
17.  Puzzle Adventures120,000+111,000+1,233%
18.  Greeting Cards900,000+110,000+14%
19.  Text Effects300,000+110,000+58%
20.  Fun Cards – Christmas & More!280,000+100,000+56%

Voxer Walkie Talkie is an app that lets users chat with their friends on Facebook, growing by 400,000 MAU this week, topping the list. But the apps dominating growth this week were Christmas apps.

Merry Christmas | Feliz Navidad grew by 370,000 MAU and publishes a photo with a user’s friends as ornaments, tagging them and also publishing a feed story. My Christmas Tree 2011 grew by 150,000 MAU and lets users send friends a Christmas tree ornament in a box. Mi árbol de Navidad 2011 grew by 140,000 MAU and allows users to send virtual gifts to friends. Greeting Cards grew by 110,000 MAU and Fun Cards – Christmas & More! by 100,000 MAU; these apps typically allow users to select friends in bulk to send cards to.

Tab apps were Welcome Tab with 160,000 MAU and Woobox Custom Tab | Star #2 with 160,000 MAU. Then calendar apps included MinKalender – Bursdag with 130,000 MAU and MinKalender – Fødselsdage with 120,000 MAU. Social network app Path grew by 130,000 MAU, Connect humor website 9GAG by 120,000 MAU and the text special effect app Text Effects grew by 110,000 MAU.

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.