Photos and Horoscopes on This Week’s List of Fastest-Gaining Facebook Apps by DAU

This week’s AppData list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users is a fairly typical mix of games and utilities that nevertheless has a few interesting points to it. Take a look:

Top Gainers This Week
Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. Windows Live Messenger12,276,230+293,482+2%
2. CityVille18,985,046+287,118+2%
3. Kingdoms of Camelot900,104+255,010+40%
4. My Photos483,770+204,787+73%
5. Ravenwood Fair695,519+142,613+26%
6. Epic Fighters204,912+125,768+159%
7. 購物天堂147,982+117,522+386%
8. Texas HoldEm Poker 7,175,754+116,218+2%
9. Horoscopes3,399,443+98,506+3%
10. LivingSocial221,502+96,564+77%
11. FrontierVille5,789,842+94,631+2%
12. HTC Sense3,967,713+86,500+2%
13. Facebook Live118,799+82,110+224%
14. World War181,418+76,766+73%
15. Bubble Island959,079+73,912+8%
16. 樂業超市93,299+64,660+226%
17. The Pokerist club — Texas Poker94,547+63,334+203%
18. Farmandia223,795+56,645+34%
19. Günlük Burç Yorumları91,428+55,714+156%
20. Monster Galaxy414,411+54,745+15%

After six weeks of leading all our DAU gain lists, CityVille has finally been dethroned, by the ever-growing Windows Live Messenger Connect app. CityVille is still growing, but Zynga appears to have cut back on marketing for the game.

Several other large (but not that large) games did relatively well. Kingdoms of Camelot and Ravenwood Fair both picked up significantly, perhaps as a result of increased promotion; both are published by 6waves, which currently has a half-dozen older but growing apps in its fold.

My Photos is the first utility, a daily app that automatically creates wall posts for photos. Despite very low reviews, the app continues to do well — which is fairly typical for apps that focus on wall posting. Horoscopes is similar, but gets much higher reviews and has an enviably high stickiness, or percentage of monthly actives who return on a daily basis.

LivingSocial rounds out the top ten. This app long ago evolved from a basic list of your favorite things to a major group shopping site; but oddly, the app appears to be non-functional at time of writing.