Today Facebook announced their very own App Centre which they describe as a “a new place for people to find social apps”. It is basically an alternative way to access mobile apps that use Facebook which positions the App Centre as a bit of a rival to Apple iTunes and Google Play.
- Facebook has positioned it as a way for developers to gain more downloads and app exposure
- Apps simply need to use Facebook Connect to login to grant them a place in the FB app centre
- Paid apps will be an option but it will just be a flat fee, developers won’t be able to choose what price to charge
- Facebook will offer you analytics, mostly demographics, on the users of your App which seems to be a direct hit at Apple and their notorious closed wall around analytics of mobile apps.
You can find even more details about Facebook’s App Centre in their developer blog-post.
Will you put your app in the Facebook App Centre?
This post originally appeared on Switched on Media’s blog.