Zynga shows no signs of slowing down, and the developer’s newest hit kicks off December on top of the countdown. The real story though, is the advancement of the social news applications that continue to gain steam after noteworthy finishes last Wednesday.
Facebook’s Fastest Growing Apps
|Name||Daily Active Users||Monthly Active Users||Weekly Growth|
|2. The Independent||390,000||2,700,000||1,200,000|
|3. Washington Post Social Reader||270,000||4,700,000||900,000|
|4. 21 Preguntas||490,000||1,000,000||820,000|
|6. Fortune Cookie||360,000||1,800,000||600,000|
|8. Bubble Witch Saga||3,200,000||9,200,000||500,000|
|9. Profile Banner (All Languages)||340,000||2,300,000||500,000|
|10. Static Iframe Tab||980,000||28,200,000||500,000|
|11. Tetris Battle||2,400,000||7,900,000||550,000|
|12. Gem Rush||130,000||600,000||420,000|
|13. 21 Questions||760,000||11,500,000||400,000|
|17. Static Iframe Tab: ThumbsUp Icon||310,000||5,500,000||400,000|
|19. Voxer Walkie Talkie||70,000||730,000||330,000|
|20. Between You And Me||230,000||4,300,000||300,000|
With a commanding lead over the countdown, CastleVille begins the month the same way it ended December; a 7.8 million weekly growth increase makes the Zynga-created game the fastest growing application on Facebook.
Another newer addition to Facebook, from developer OMGPOP, Gem Rush ends in the 12th position after 420,000 additions.
Making an aggressive move forward, social readership on the The Independent increases by 1.2 million viewers – a nine position advancement to second. Maintaining its ranking in third after a 900,000 weekly growth total, Washington Post Social Reader is in third yet again.
Unfortunately for the search engine, Yahoo‘s previous success cannot be emulated; 400,000 social networkers using Facebook accounts is an 18th place week.
Leading off this trend in fourth, the Spanish 21 Preguntas has 820,000 Facebook friends telling a few simple secrets to one another. The English version is found sloping negatively after a smaller 400,000 increase – a 13th position week.
A dramatic eight place drop for Between You And Me leaves it struggling to maintain its position as a fastest growing app; a 300,000 increase leaves it lingering in 20th.
The new design from YouTube aids in its high placement on the countdown in fifth after a 700,000 finish. Increasing to seventh, Spotify gives 600,000 more music lovers the opportunity to share their favorite tunes on Facebook.
The season of holiday cards is upon us, and it will be interesting to continue to watch JibJab‘s placement in the coming month. After a 400,000 weekly growth rally, the app succeeds in a comeback, ranking in 14th.
Taking the term connect more literally, SchoolFeed aims to bring together classmates through the social network. After an extended absence, the app returns near the end of the semester in the 15th spot gaining 400,000 adds.
Skype connects 400,000 newly synched accounts and finds itself decreasing in placement to the 16th position.
Newcomer chattering tool, Voxer’s Walkie Talkie finds a home in 19th offering a variety of “just for fun” tools for 330,000 Facebook users.
Woobox carries the weight of the trend yet again. Cutting the countdown in half, Static iFrame Tab cuts the countdown in half amassing a tabs built and view total of 500,000.
We close with Static iFrame Tab: Thumbs Up Icon appearing in 17th with a 400,000 weekly growth total in 17th.
Readers, do you have opinions and reviews on any of the week’s fastest growing apps?