Facebook has announced that its App Center is now available in Australia, Canada, India(YEAH!!!!!!!!), Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom in addition to the United States.
France, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey should benefit in coming weeks.
Previously it was available only in the US
This means concretely that people in these countries now see the link to access the App Center in the left column and enter the market applications from mobile applications ( ie) iPhone, iPad and Android).
You can access the Facebook app center by going to http://facebook.com/appcenter
Why This App Center?
The Facebook app center is a page designed to highlight the Facebook applications in order to discover the network members. For the launch there are over 600 apps that are available, some of which include programs featuring stars like Spotify, or Draw Something Path.
The App Center, also available on iOS and Android (but it still does not appear on the iPhone*) provides a clear and attractive with colorful vignettes representing logos apps classified into ten categories themselves segmented into “Web” and “Mobile”. Of course a new feature of Facebook can not exist without considering the social graph, and this is how the apps are presented by multiple filters: those recommended (according to various other social networks like Klout or Instagram ), and those that your friends use. Added to these three criteria based on scoring apps (top rated, those that rise, and those that generate the most revenue in buying integrated “in-app”).
This app center is mainly intended to facilitate the discovery of apps and eliminate the annoying and malicious apps that steal data and spam people’s walls(click here to see how to tackle facebook violations!)
Another consequence is now that the apps have their window, the fight for inclusion in the Tops will begin, and we may see the emergence of new “business” dedicated to highlighting applications, as is already the case on other App stores.
Zuckerberg and Co are following the footsteps of Google and Apple to make money out of apps!
The App Center is at first sight, seems to be an which would be a great success and could boost the use of applications, especially from those who have always been put off by the current system in which no one had any idea about the application and had to blindly believe what the app developer posted! but now users can refer to other people’s experiences and decide wisely!
This would surely increase the app activity on facebook!