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

Page tabs were big on our list of the fastest growing applications by monthly active users, as were a pair of news reader apps, photos, Skype, Scribd, Spotify and more. The titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 320,000 and 3.4 million MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook.

Top Gainers This Week

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.  Static HTML: iframe tabs 72,700,000 +3,400,000 +5%
2.  Yahoo! 7,500,000 +2,100,000 +41%
3.  Static Iframe Tab 25,900,000 +1,400,000 +6%
4.  Scribd 14,200,000 +1,100,000 +8%
5.  21 questions 9,500,000 +900,000 +10%
6.  Skype 9,100,000 +900,000 +11%
7.  Bubble Witch Saga 7,800,000 +700,000 +10%
8.  Ravenskye City 7,500,000 +600,000 +9%
9.  TabPress Custom iFrame Tabs 3,000,000 +600,000 +25%
10.  Washington Post Social Reader 2,400,000 +600,000 +35%
11.  The Independent 900,000 +510,000 +146%
12.  Between You and Me 3,300,000 +500,000 +18%
13.  Mis Fotos 3,000,000 +500,000 +20%
14.  ShareAndTell.com 1,900,000 +500,000 +36%
15.  Spotify 8,200,000 +500,000 +6%
16.  Call Of Duty 1,100,000 +430,000 +64%
17.  Hosted iFrame 2,900,000 +400,000 +16%
18.  Pagemodo Custom Welcome Tab 10,100,000 +400,000 +4%
19.  The Pokerist club — Texas Poker 1,400,000 +400,000 +40%
20.  Mystic Meg 880,000 +320,000 +57%

Page tab apps started off our list with Static HTML: iframe tabs with 3.4 million MAU. The rest included Static Iframe Tab with 1.4 million MAU, TabPress Custom iFrame Tabs with 600,000 MAU, Hosted iFrame with 400,000 MAU and Pagemodo Custom Welcome Tab with 400,000 MAU.

The pair of news reading apps included the Washington Post Social Reader with 600,000 MAU and The Independent with 510,000 MAU. Each app appears to generate feed stories when users use the apps to read stories. The notifications gather at the top of the news feed with social recommendations when users sign into Facebook.

A few recognizable apps on the list this week included Yahoo with 2.1 million MAU, Scribd 1.1 million MAU, Skype with 900,000 MAU and Spotify with 500,000 MAU. There were a few quiz apps 21 questions with 900,000 MAU and Between You and Me with 500,000 MAU; these apps generate feed stories when users answer questions about their friends. Mis Fotos grew by 500,000 MAU and generates feed stories when users interact with friends’ photos. Then ShareAndTell.com grew by 500,000 MAU, it’s a website on Facebook, then Mystic Meg with 320,000 MAU posts fortunes to users’ Walls.

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.