This week’s list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by monthly active users is unusual for more than one reason. First, it’s actually for a period longer than a week, since Facebook didn’t update its stats for a nine-day period leading up to Saturday; thus the top 20 list below covers 11 days, and growth will look a bit higher than usual.
Second, Create your Quiz, the leader of the list, hit a major milestone by topping 28 million MAU to become Facebook’s second largest app — but only for a day, since Facebook banned it immediately afterward.
More on that below. Here’s the list:
Top Gainers This Week
|1.||Create your Quiz||28,261,475||+5,917,635||+26%|
|2.||Element Analyst Creator||8,030,272||+5,318,440||+196%|
|4.||Kingdoms of Camelot||3,746,121||+715,382||+24%|
|9.||Windows Live Messenger||3,472,066||+605,642||+21%|
|12.||Entrevista tus Amigos||14,044,434||+532,485||+4%|
We’ve written a lot about Create Your Quiz lately. The quiz creator, by Pencake Limited, flew up the charts in a matter of weeks. Unfortunately, it was followed by a comet tail of complaints from users and developers about spam-like tactics. Last week we pointed out a Chinese-language article in a Hong Kong magazine, posted in Facebook’s developer forums, that allegedly contains an admission of spamming by Pencake.
Create Your Quiz is now gone, along with some other Pencake apps — although the company’s second-largest app that we know of, Element Analyst Creator, is also a fast-growing quiz creator and is still operating. As you can see above, it almost reached Create Your Quiz’s level of growth.
We’ll also be covering Pencake in a bit more depth soon.
Proving that quiz creators are a hot genre, QuizBone comes in third, with about a million new monthly active users, and Appbank, which does more or less the same thing, is fourth among non-game apps. Entrevista tus Amigos and Gift Creator also make an appearance; they aren’t quiz creators, but use many of the same mechanics.
Quizbone and Appbank are divided by three prominent games — we’ll be covering those in more depth over at Inside Social Games. Also note that Windows Live Messenger, which has been on the rise for several weeks, is still headed up.