Old Guard Tech Companies Lead This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Apps by DAU

Yahoo and Microsoft would like to own Facebook. But failing that, they at least get to have the two top apps on this week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users:

Top Gainers This Week
Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. Yahoo!4,414,981+2,376,402+117%
2. Windows Live Messenger8,508,613+761,018+10%
3. My Kingdom800,365+711,260+798%
4. Disfrázate473,807+311,906+193%
5. 開心水果(开心水果)291,063+282,403+3,261%
6. 創世紀2012339,078+274,415+424%
7. 守衛家園381,022+273,051+253%
8. Phrases7,207,738+270,446+4%
9. ๑۩۞۩๑ HAPPY HALLOWEEN ! ๑۩۞۩๑287,084+237,138+475%
10. 德州撲克(中文版)1,003,922+218,484+28%
11. ibibo.com225,722+199,930+775%
12. Social Fun318,453+161,332+103%
13. Crime City567,009+144,938+34%
14. Backyard Monsters687,684+132,699+24%
15. لعبة الحقيقة228,946+131,189+134%
16. iHeart110,907+106,537+2,438%
17. iPhoto Uploader271,465+84,922+46%
18. SmileyCentral491,508+77,475+19%
19. CSI: Crime City156,875+66,586+74%
20. JibJab129,116+65,313+102%

Properly speaking, Yahoo! isn’t an app, it’s an integration for existing Yahoo users. Quite a few of those users appear to be taking advantage of Flickr integration, which allows them to more quickly move over photos from their Flickr accounts. Windows Live Messenger we’ve seen many times before; again, it’s an integration for existing Messenger users rather than a distinct app within Facebook.

My Kingdom, the first real app, is a Chinese-language farming and kingdom building game. You may have noticed the large number of other Chinese-language entries; all of them are games. Over at our Inside Social Games top 20 list, Chinese-language games have taken eight of the 20 spots.

Disfrázate and ๑۩۞۩๑ HAPPY HALLOWEEN ! ๑۩۞۩๑ are both holiday holdouts; the former may survive for longer, since it has the general function of dressing up your profile pics, but the latter isn’t likely to be seen any time soon.

Finally, despite spotty availability of late (at least to American users), Phrases is continuing to pick up both DAU and monthly active users.