The Independent, WashPo Reader, Tabs, Quizzes, Spotify, Pandora and More on This Week’s Top 20 Growing Facebook Apps by MAU

Newspaper readers topped our list of the fastest growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week, there were also tabs, friend quizzes, Spotify, Pandora, virtual gifts and more. The titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 300,000 and 8 million MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook.

Top Gainers This Week

1.  CastleVille25,400,000+8,000,000+46%
2.  The Independent2,600,000+1,100,000+86%
3.  Washington Post Social Reader4,700,000+1,100,000+31%
4.  Fortune Cookie1,700,000+700,000+70%
5.  Static Iframe Tab28,200,000+700,000+3%
6.  Bubble Witch Saga9,200,000+600,000+7%
7.  Profile Banner (all languages)2,200,000+600,000+38%
8.  YouTube3,900,000+600,000+18%
9.  21 questions11,400,000+500,000+5%
10.  Spotify9,500,000+500,000+7%
11.  Static IFRAME Tab : ThumbsUp Icon5,400,000+500,000+10%
12.  Yahoo!19,700,000+500,000+3%
13.  Tetris Battle7,900,000+400,000+7%
14.  21 Preguntas560,000+380,000+211%
15.  Gem Rush510,000+360,000+240%
16.  *Smiles1,600,000+300,000+23%
17.  Between You and Me4,300,000+300,000+8%
18.  JibJab1,700,000+300,000+21%
19.  Pandora9,300,000+300,000+3%
20.  PokeristClub2,000,000+300,000+18%

The Independent topped our list with 1.1 million MAU with Washington Post Social Reader right up there with the same, 1.1 million MAU; these apps generate feed and ticker stories when users read stories post via the apps. Page tab apps this week included Static Iframe Tab with 700,000 MAU and Static IFRAME Tab : ThumbsUp Icon with 500,000 MAU.

Friend quizzes that ask users to answer questions about their friends made the list, generating feed stories with answers and ticker stories with use of the app. 21 questions grew by 500,000 MAU, 21 Preguntas grew by 380,000 MAU and Between You and Me by 300,000 MAU. Music apps this week included Spotify by 500,000 MAU and Pandora by 300,000 MAU.

Virtual gifting apps Fortune Cookie 700,000 MAU and *Smiles grew by 300,000 MAU. Then Profile Banner (all languages) grew by 600,000 MAU; these apps usually generate a ticker story and feed story, publishing a photo album to the stream while the photo album becomes a unified image across the top of user’s profile. YouTube grew by 600,000 MAU, Yahoo by 500,000 MAU and this JibJab by 300,000 MAU.

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top weekly gainers by daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.