The iPhone has been on a tear of late, at least on Facebook. This week’s list of the most quickly growing Facebook apps by daily active users is led off by Facebook for iPhone, which now has 17.5 million users that log onto Facebook every day.
Conveniently, the rest of the list reads like a smartphone market share report. At number three, Facebook for BlackBerry is also doing well; and down at number eight the HTC Sense, based on Google’s Android operating system, is quickly gaining.
Here’s the AppData list:
|1.||Facebook for iPhone||17,551,260||+641,661||+3.79|
|3.||Facebook for BlackBerry® smartphones||10,067,975||+237,652||+2.42|
|4.||Big City Life||141,217||+130,465||+1,213.40|
|15.||Kingdoms of Camelot||493,456||+52,833||+11.99|
|17.||My Top Fans||181,824||+42,591||+30.59|
As you can see, FarmVille is high up, but its actual change in traffic is insignificant. There are also several brand-new games that appear, but as we explain over at Inside Social Games, it’s too early to tell whether they’ll hold onto their new DAUs.
Unfortunately, the games dominate most of the list. Only a few non-game apps stand out. @Smiles is one, with an interesting spike in DAU that seems independent of its monthly active user number, which has hardly budged over the past month. The poking app seems to be benefiting from allowing user-generated content.
Skip nine spots down to find the only other app of note: Quiz Planet!, which is, interestingly, showing the same phenomenon as @Smiles, just to a lesser degree. In this case, we’re not sure why, although there does seem to be an odd chain letter spreading like wildfire within the reviews of various quiz apps.