The New Facebook App Center

Posted: June 10, 2012 in All Categories, Apps
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Just last week announced its Facebook App Center, currently more than 600 apps are featured in the App Center. These apps are not new, and are already able to sync with your Facebook account, should you let them. but it wasn’t immediately clear how users would benefit, or whether it simply added another layer between you and apps you download to your smartphone.

So now you can go to Facebook.com/appcenter, and choose apps you want to download on your Android or iOS device. Those apps then show up as notifications in your Facebook mobile app. Click the notification and it will take you to the regular app store on your phone so you can download the app in question. But you still need to go back to the Facebook app to authorize the app you just downloaded.

When you access an app on your phone that you synced with the Facebook app, and one of your Facebook friends visits the App Center, it will show your friend which apps you use.

In that sense, it’s more like a recommendation center than a store. For newbie smartphone owners, this might be useful for finding popular apps. There are numerous app review sites, but this would be a place where users can see which apps their friends are using. You can see what apps are popular with Facebook users in general.

Facebook earlier announced 60 apps integrated with Timeline and its Open Graph that made sharing easier than ever and opened the gateway for developers to put their apps on Facebook. The app center makes it easier to view and read about these apps. Is this worthwhile for you? Will you be using Facebook’s new app center? Let us know

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