Disney’s New Game, Mobile Apps Appear On This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Apps by DAU

This week’s list of fastest-growing Facebook apps by daily active users contains most of the usual suspects, along with a few interesting, more rarely seen entries:

Top Gainers This Week
Name DAU Gain Gain,%
1. Original Phrases 5,214,727 +906,038 +21%
2. Original Birthday Calendar 3,933,240 +744,577 +23%
3. Original Windows Live Messenger 5,842,400 +390,281 +7%
4. Original Are YOU Interested? 1,079,801 +343,840 +47%
5. Original Millionaire City 2,073,078 +256,585 +14%
6. Original Frases Diarias 846,441 +211,292 +33%
7. App_2_135858749758063_4184 ESPNU College Town 253,552 +202,834 +400%
8. App_2_51254684277_9914 Friend Facts™ 607,064 +186,149 +44%
9. Original 開心魚塘 234,727 +170,501 +265%
10. Original Mafia Wars Game 4,269,328 +103,525 +2%
11. Original Pet Society 2,266,755 +72,402 +3%
12. App_2_138575656172984_7917 Madden NFL Superstars 249,067 +70,013 +39%
13. Original HTC Sense 2,609,482 +67,267 +3%
14. App_2_136850942021_5574 Anita predictions 279,442 +64,606 +30%
15. App_2_72687635881_8108 Samsung Mobile 830,196 +56,523 +7%
16. Original Fantasy Kingdoms 115,846 +53,066 +85%
17. Original Hunch 54,511 +50,946 +1,429%
18. App_2_130972710269090_3907 Social Statistics 54,113 +50,361 +1,342%
19. Original Bingo Island 2 91,873 +46,129 +101%
20. Original MMA Pro Fighter 365,816 +45,550 +14%

The top entries on the list — Phrases, Birthday Calendar, Windows Live Messenger, Are YOU Interested? and so forth — have appeared quite regularly of late. So today we’ll skip over those to talk about some interesting apps that appear further down.

First off, take a look at the latest Playdom game, ESPNU College Town. This is a branded title built in partnership with ESPN, another property controlled by Playdom’s new owner Disney. While much like Playdom’s earlier title City of Wonder, ESPNU revolves around brand partnerships, and gives a hint of how Disney may use its acquisition in the future. We reviewed it yesterday on Inside Social Games.

Moving down to number 13, HTC Sense racked 67,267 new DAU over the week, while Samsung Mobile added 56,523. Both of these mobile connect apps represent brands rather than operating systems (HTC Sense, for instance, is an interface for either Android or Windows phones). Judging from the growth numbers, HTC and Samsung are both excelling with their new smartphone lines.

And Social Statistics, at number 18, is showing some interesting growth. This app looks at your friends to determine your “fans” and the compatibility between you and specific friends. Facebook’s developer rules mean that Social Statistics isn’t actually working with much information, but users don’t seem to care how scientific its measurements are; the app has quickly grown to over 50,000 DAU in just a couple weeks.

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