Photos, Hearts and Calendars on This Week’s Emerging Facebook Apps by MAU

The general theme in our emerging Facebook application growth by monthly active users seemed to be photo publishing and photo tagging. The apps on our list grew from between 145,400 and 527,400 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.  Write Your Name In Fire Alphabet847,818+527,351+165%
2.  Report Card Pick-Up 2011674,443+479,889+247%
3.  The Guardian791,098+363,041+85%
4.  Dog-A-Like357,037+351,391+6,224%
5.  Tracks.by511,670+299,911+142%
6.  Mighty Pirates999,370+288,923+41%
7.  Best Profile Pic(Enhanced)541,144+288,366+114%
8.  3D Slots488,180+275,521+130%
9.  Friend Report Card741,239+253,529+52%
10.  Finger Print Secret266,581+235,940+770%
11.  7 Wonders Around Me730,601+219,613+43%
12.  Har Ek Friend Zaroori Hota Hai396,115+197,803+100%
13.  War Commander683,881+197,740+41%
14.  Heroes of Neverwinter321,251+190,198+145%
15.  House of Fun – Slot Machines496,248+179,519+57%
16.  Friends in my NAME437,213+173,063+66%
17.  Dirty Dancing773,310+153,845+25%
18.  Taringa!938,967+151,146+19%
19.  Hearts197,840+149,548+310%
20.  My Calendar980,491+145,423+17%

Write Your Name In Fire Alphabet topped our list, growing 527,400 MAU; the app publishes a notification of use the feed, then a photo of your name written in fire. Most other apps on the list worked in similar ways.

Report Card Pick-Up 2011 grew by 479,900 MAU, Best Profile Pic(Enhanced) by 288,400 MAU, Friend Report Card by 253,500 MAU and Finger Print Secret by 235,900 MAU. These apps either rate your friends and then tag them in photos, or publish photos to the stream.

7 Wonders Around Me with 219,600 MAU and Har Ek Friend Zaroori Hota Hai with 197,800 MAU do the same thing: publish a photo to the stream and tag your friends. Friends in my NAME works similarly with 173,100 MAU and Hearts with 149,600 MAU publishes a photo of your name written in heart script in addition to an app notification. Finally there was My Calendar with 145,400 MAU; this app generates a calendar featuring your friends and then publishes to the stream.

Other apps on the list included The Guardian newspaper with 363,000 MAU, Australian dog food brand Pedigree’s dog adoption photo app Dog-A-Like with 351,400 MAU, music app with 299,900 MAU and Spanish website login Taringa with 151,100 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.