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.Original Phrases52,473,837+1,668,524+3%
2.App_2_135886689774732_3443 Badges2,796,449+1,522,841+120%
3.App_2_142727279103775_7311 Hollywood City1,385,829+1,115,666+413%
4.App_2_129547877091100_7928 Crime City5,022,481+899,882+22%
5.App_2_157531047591855_5508 Simply Hospital2,125,612+874,967+70%
6.App_2_181606049889_436 Social Fun3,222,553+585,679+22%
7.App_2_120563477996213_5785 Ravenwood Fair3,078,325+557,680+22%
8.Original BandPage by RootMusic10,091,820+502,992+5%
9.Original لعبة الحقيقة2,278,355+499,659+28%
10.App_2_118323554871143_5308 Entrevista Amigos609,070+496,890+443%
11.Original Windows Live Messenger12,198,853+477,021+4%
12.App_2_159048707462697_4831 Vegas City589,649+470,790+396%
13.App_2_130972710269090_3907 Social Statistics2,485,160+430,727+21%
14.App_2_157785064239480_3718 恐龍王國1,102,939+428,357+63%
15.App_2_114878038575040_8313 THE WTF GAME597,719+366,966+159%
16.App_2_125318280856717_8426 Island God429,620+362,640+541%
17.Original Birthday Cards10,754,293+359,953+3%
18.Original iHeart1,500,672+355,715+31%
19.Original My Photos1,580,564+330,614+26%
20.Original 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.