Phrases, Badges and a New Entrevista Appear on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Apps by MAU

Our weekly AppData lists of fastest-growing Facebook apps and games by monthly active users have settled into a routine of late: on our Inside Social games list, game developer Digital Chocolate is generally at the top, while here it’s Phrases, an ever-expanding quiz and quote app with over six months of nearly continuous growth under its belt.

Nothing lasts forever; Phrases may be showing early signs of a fall in user numbers following its recent shutdown for American users. But it’s too early to tell for sure, since Phrases’ daily active user count, the fastest-responding indicator for any app, has gone through significant fluctuations before.

Here’s the full list:

Top Gainers This Week – Games
Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. Phrases52,473,837+1,668,524+3%
2. Badges2,796,449+1,522,841+120%
3. Hollywood City1,385,829+1,115,666+413%
4. Crime City5,022,481+899,882+22%
5. Simply Hospital2,125,612+874,967+70%
6. Social Fun3,222,553+585,679+22%
7. Ravenwood Fair3,078,325+557,680+22%
8. BandPage by RootMusic10,091,820+502,992+5%
9. لعبة الحقيقة2,278,355+499,659+28%
10. Entrevista Amigos609,070+496,890+443%
11. Windows Live Messenger12,198,853+477,021+4%
12. Vegas City589,649+470,790+396%
13. Social Statistics2,485,160+430,727+21%
14. 恐龍王國1,102,939+428,357+63%
15. THE WTF GAME597,719+366,966+159%
16. Island God429,620+362,640+541%
17. Birthday Cards10,754,293+359,953+3%
18. iHeart1,500,672+355,715+31%
19. My Photos1,580,564+330,614+26%
20. Frases Diarias9,989,102+311,255+3%

Badges comes up second, with 1.5 million new MAU. The Momentus Media app has a simple, but apparently effective business plan: it creates badges for companies and non-profits, which can then be shown in a user’s profile.

The three games that follow Badges are all fairly new, but we expect all of them to last for some time — especially Crime City, which appears to be the Mafia Wars of 2010.

Skipping down, BandPage by RootMusic has just crossed 10 million MAU, suggesting that Facebook is becoming the new place for bands to create their homepages. And Entrevista Amigos you may recognize from its cousin Entrevistas Tus Amigos, which appears to have become “Friend Quiz”, in English. The new Entrevista is in Spanish.