Facebook users add 65 million apps in first month – average of 2.5 per person

It’s hard to believe it’s now been a month since the Facebook Platform was announced to much hype and fanfare. Prophecies like “Facebook is the new Internet,” “Facebook is the web OS,” and so on have been espoused from entrepreneurs and journalists alike. At the same time, the venture community has remained skeptical of the value that will be realized for Facebook Platform developers.

We’ve gathered data from all the top apps on Facebook now that we’re one month into Platform, and one thing’s clear: Facebook applications have taken off like wildfire. In fact, to the tune of 65 million net application installs over the course of the past 30 days. That’s an average of 2.5 installed applications per every registered Facebook user. And I may even be missing some.

20 applications now sport over 1 million Facebook users. 35 more have over 100,000.

It’s clear that questions of application saturation are already here. With some users adding 10-15 applications to their profile, how much attention can application developers realistically expect to attract?

I’m looking forward to how month two of Platform shakes out. Will the early streak of Facebook app acquisitions continue? Which startups will unveil new apps? Will users continue to adopt new applications at this rate? Stay tuned :)

Rank Facebook Application Users
1 Top Friends 7,030,746
2 iLike 4,045,129
3 Fortune Cookie 3,940,960
4 Horoscopes 3,740,614
5 Graffiti 3,738,513
6 X Me 3,441,475
7 SuperPoke! 3,079,407
8 Free Gifts 2,759,771
9 Movies 2,682,796
10 Video 2,643,710
11 Mobile 1,943,948
12 Moods 1,860,925
13 Honesty Box 1,769,460
14 My Questions 1,400,201
15 Favorite Peeps! 1,364,028
16 Food Fight! 1,242,812
17 Slideshows 1,177,410
18 Causes 1,172,609
19 Quizzes 1,102,933
20 HOT or NOT 1,100,466
21 Trakzor 787,070
22 Poke Pro 772,288
23 Where I’ve Been 767,969
24 Super Wall 723,046
25 (fluff)Friends 627,813
26 Emote 624,382
27 Audio 616,605
28 Magic 8 ball 412,495
29 Famous Quotes 411,196
30 TravBuddy.com Countries Visited Map 345,299
31 iGift 340,485
32 Red Bull Roshambull 285,203
33 HotLists 283,157
34 Games 281,830
35 Matches 281,488
36 The Compass 259,052
37 I am Hungry 238,116
38 Compliments 231,057
39 Picnik 202,785
40 Pets 202,032
41 Socialmoth 200,742
42 Glitter Text 191,682
43 Tag! 155,616
44 Drink 137,196
45 Extended Info 130,747
46 Trips 128,473
47 Fast Friends 123,351
48 Election ’08 121,884
49 Cities I’ve Visited 121,428
50 Daily Bible Verse 115,234
51 Zombies 113,914
52 Knock Knock Jokes 111,905
53 The Win 108,954
54 Calendar 104,337
55 Slide Shows 100,599
56 Uber Music Player 97,961
57 Kudos! 95,339
58 Questions 90,020
59 Lamefactor 86,550
60 FunWall 86,032
61 PeopleRadar 85,318
62 YouTube Skins 85,239
63 Last.fm Music 80,904
64 Mood 67,657
65 Interview 66,558
66 iRead 63,476
67 10 Second Interview 62,114
68 Football Fan 61,372
69 Dogbook 61,185
70 Uber Media Library 55,510
71 Awareness Ribbons 49,989
72 Family Guy Quotes 49,681
73 EF Globalprint 44,163
74 Dane Cook Quotes 44,064
75 Files 43,809
76 BioRhythms 43,206
77 Daily Horoscope 42,731
78 Astrology 41,900
79 Sticky Notes 39,322
80 Horoscopes 39,078
81 Developer 38,296
82 Countdowns 37,987
83 PopSugar 100 36,050
84 Books 33,162
85 Snapvine 32,158
86 Boombox 31,893
87 Catbook 31,427
88 Jobster Facebook Profile Import 31,423
89 Simpsons Quotes 31,004
90 Love Football 28,863
91 Widgets 28,061
92 Love Horoscope 27,730
93 Locations 26,829
94 BrainFall.com Quiz Results 26,310
95 Graffiti 24,824
96 Hockey Fan 24,515
97 Twitter 24,235
98 TextMe 23,891
99 BandTracker 23,769
100 LOLcats 23,083

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