Announced on the Official Facebook Developer Blog last night, social giant Facebook laid down its future plans to introduce the ‘App Center’ – a place where both Paid and FREE web applications – (designed specifically for use on Facebook) - will live in the future.
Noting the store will serve the “over 900 Million people that use Facebook,” the firm wrote:
Today, we’re announcing the App Center, a new place for people to find social apps. The App Center gives developers an additional way to grow their apps and creates opportunities for more types of apps to be successful.
In the coming weeks, people will be able to access the App Center on the web and in the iOS and Android Facebook apps. All canvas, mobile and web apps that follow the guidelines can be listed. All developers should start preparing today to make sure their app is included for the launch.
A place to find great apps
For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center will become the new, central place to find great apps like Draw Something, Pinterest, Spotify, Battle Pirates, Viddy, and Bubble Witch Saga.
Everything has an app detail page, which helps people see what makes an app unique and lets them install it before going to an app.
Alongside focusing on the desktop, App Center will also try to further drive mobile downloads of these applications.
[...] Designed to grow mobile apps that use Facebook – whether they’re on iOS, Android or the mobile web. From the mobile App Center, users can browse apps that are compatible with their device, and if a mobile app requires installation, they will be sent to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Developers of both iOS and Android apps will also have the choice to list their apps in the new store, with users who choose to download these applications either via the desktop or via mobile redirected to the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
The requirement to use Facebook App Center to grow your own mobile app? — Facebook Login support.
Those developers who are interested in putting their app on the store for all to see should head over to this page, where they’ll be able to create their app’s detail page – (including app description, screenshots and requirements) – ready for when App Center goes live publicly.