If the iTunes App Store until date wasn’t enough for you; get ready to explore the exciting world of Social Apps with the official App Center from Facebook – now made available on the web as well as iOS and Android devices.
Facebook on Thursday officially rolled out its new App Center at a press event in San Francisco.
PRESS RELEASE: App Center: A New Place to Find Social Apps
The new Facebook App Center is loaded with more than 600 apps catering to varied interests from Nike+ GPS, Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander, Stitcher Radio, Draw Something and Pinterest amongst others.
Facebook App Center will function as a one-stop store for apps (both Web-based and mobile) that connect with Facebook one way or another. Besides that, it will also provide you personalized recommendations and displays the apps your friends are using, so that you know what is in trend.
Also the App Center’s accessibility on the web as well as on iOS and Android devices will allow users to easily send apps directly from the web to their mobile device using the “send to mobile feature”. You (the user) can use the App Center to browse through popular iOS, Android and Facebook titles and have then downloaded to your iDevice.
However, the USP here is its discovery engine. Here, certain factors seems to determine and recommend apps to users based on their interest, previous ratings and the ones recommended by friends – all courtesy the share info on the Facebook social networking site.
The App Center at Facebook promises to open up a gateway of opportunities for developers, who can now directly reach out to the vast plethora of Facebook audience.
The App Center is already starting to roll out to Facebook users in the U.S. and will be made available globally in the weeks to come. Have you visited the Facebook App Center yet? You may visit App Center at facebook.com/appcenter and avail free apps as introductory offer.
Watch a screencast of the App Center.
Do share your list of favorite apps at the Facebook App Center.