The Guardian, Photos, Page Tabs, Cards and More on This Week’s Top 20 Emerging Facebook Apps

The Guardian newspaper’s application was at the top of our list of emerging Facebook apps this week. There were also a significant number of photo apps, as well as animations, videos, German Phrases (not available in the United States), greeting cards, Page tab apps and a profile banner app.

The apps on our list grew from between 196,400 and 512,000 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week.

Top Gainers This Week

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.  The Guardian 516,075 +512,048 +12,715%
2.  Write Your Name In Fire Alphabet 486,987 +484,263 +17,778%
3.  Friend Report Card 544,726 +453,298 +496%
4.  ANIMACIJE 424,064 +423,873 +221,923%
5.  Mini Fazenda 482,306 +344,921 +251%
6.  Dirty Dancing 650,992 +328,387 +102%
7.  My Calendar 879,641 +318,134 +57%
8.  Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 944,351 +294,974 +45%
9.  VidyoBlue 680,509 +289,404 +74%
10.  Deine Phrases 682,545 +261,741 +62%
11.  Report Card Pick-Up 2011 306,649 +260,565 +565%
12.  My Friend Map 390,536 +257,134 +193%
13.  Sayfanıza Hoş Geldiniz Sekmesi Ekleyin 974,622 +244,019 +44%
14. 750,789 +242,579 +48%
15.  Pixable 921,515 +233,660 +34%
16.  Best Profile Pic(Enhanced) 315,593 +217,551 +222%
17.  Static iFrame 442,971 +215,178 +94%
18.  Abrazotes! 417,649 +206,389 +98%
19.  fantacalcioville 441,928 +205,027 +155%
20.  Trendkız 495,970 +196,360 +66%

The Guardian app grew by 512,100 MAU this week. The beta appears to be a set of features like popular articles and an activity stream of what your friends are reading — with the stream apparently using the new frictionless sharing feature to show friends’ reading activity without them explicitly sharing each article.

Then there were a bunch of photo apps, perhaps growing due to the larger size of photos now in the Facebook stream. Write Your Name In Fire Alphabet is an app that grew 484,300 MAU. It publishes a photo story of your name written in fire when you finish using it. Friend Report Card grew by 453,300 MAU, publishes a picture to the stream with a “report card” of your Facebook friends, tagging about a dozen of them in the process.

My Calendar grew by 318,100 MAU by publishing an entire year of a decorated calendar, asking you to invite your friends, and also publishing a photo notification of app use. My Friend Map publishes a map of your friends’ location to the stream, tagging about 10 of them; the app grew by 257,100 MAU. Then there was Pixable with 233,700 MAU which grew mostly in India and the US and Best Profile Pic(Enhanced), which grew by 217,600 MAU, by publishing your most popular profile photo to the stream, tagging the friends who Liked it.

The rest of the list was a mixed bag, as usual.

ANIMACIJE grew by 423,900 MAU and lets you publish animations to the stream. VidyoBlue is a Turkish video app that grew by 289,400 MAU and allows users to view, share, Like and comment on the videos. Deine Phrases grew by 261,700 MAU. Report Card Pick-Up 2011 grew by 260,600 MAU. is a profile banner app that grew by 242,600 MAU and the Spanish greeting card app Abrazotes! grew by 206,400 MAU.

Finally, Turkish Page tab app Sayfanıza Hoş Geldiniz Sekmesi Ekleyin grew by 244,000 MAU and then Static iFrame grew by 215,200 MAU.

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned next week for our look at the top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, the top weekly gainers by daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.