Top 20 Up & Coming Facebook Apps for January 19, 2009

It’s the beginning of a new week, and that means it’s time to take a look at which  applications have been spreading across the Facebook Platform over the last 7 days.

Here’s a look at today’s Top 20 fastest-growing mid-sized applications on Facebook from AppData. These are the top apps in the 100K-1M monthly user range with the highest MAU growth in the last week.

Name MAU Gain Gain, %↓ Developer
1. Mardi Gras 162,858 +97,361 +148.7
2. Send Prosperity 148,305 +66,154 +80.5 Martin Wee
3. Philadelphia Eagles Fans 223,544 +95,674 +74.8 Watercooler
4. Pittsburgh Steelers Fans 183,002 +77,178 +72.9 Watercooler
5. Team Great Britain Fans 191,638 +74,138 +63.1 Watercooler
6. PetSociety Addicted 126,888 +48,153 +61.2
7. Pool Practice 104,792 +36,491 +53.4
8. Always Athletes 239,819 +82,147 +52.1
9. Are you spoiled? 114,982 +34,299 +42.5
10. Shopaholic Magazine 103,445 +28,926 +38.8
11. Toast 174,463 +47,417 +37.3
12. MAFFIA NEW 415,162 +108,565 +35.4
13. Circle of Moms 979,342 +247,060 +33.7
14. The Pink Ribbon 492,376 +115,387 +30.6 The Pink Ribbon
15. Social Chatrooms 130,127 +29,417 +29.2
16. The Ultimate Hitman 172,322 +35,480 +25.9
17. FB Police Department 102,386 +20,505 +25.0
18. Collect luck 209,525 +40,363 +23.9
19. Super Flair 101,871 +19,013 +23.0
20. Do you think…? 679,084 +126,418 +22.9 Thiinkle

As you can see, Mardi Gras has been the most explosive growing app this week. The gifting application follows a template that has been used by the developer to achieve reach with a variety of seasonal apps over the last several months. It appears to be working well this time around with Mardi Gras. Send Prosperity, coming in at #2, is a similar application.

Remaining in the top 10 this week are three applications from Watercooler: Philadelphia Eagles Fans, Pittsburgh Steelers Fans, and Team Great Britain Fans. (Note: I work with Watercooler.) Even though the Ravens and Cardinals were fighting for a shot to go to the Super Bowl this weekend as well, their fan applications are nowhere to be found in the top 20.

Also making an appearance this week:

  • Super Flair – a variant on the content sharing app for which it borrows part of its name, developed by Berkeley Malagon at Microsoft, Steven Malagon, and Mike Monaco.
  • Shopaholic Magazine – a virtual gifting application promoting Touchstone Pictures’ “Confessions of a Shopaholic”
  • PetSociety Addicted – another virtual gifting application, riding the coat tails of Playfish’s popular Pet Society game
  • The Pink Ribbon – an application building awareness of and raising money for breast cancer research that has reached nearly half a million people