Facebook has announced the launch of its App Center, the central place where users can discover and buy high quality apps and developers can easily publish new ones. Users can access it on the web and in the iOS and Android Facebook apps.The type of apps eligible for the App center are:
- An app on Facebook.com in a canvas page
- A mobile app built for the web, iOS or Android that uses Facebook Login
- A website that uses Facebook Login and has an immediately logged-in, personalized experience
- An App for Pages built to manage or enhance other companies’ Facebook Pages
High quality apps that recieve good user ratings will be displayed prominently. The App Center will push apps to iPhone, Android and the mobile Web and will enable users to easily browse apps that are compatible with their device. If an app requires a download, the download link on the app’s detail page will bring the user to the appropriate app location – Apple Store or Google Play.
Developers can now create an app detail page ( as seen below) in the App Center section of the Developer App. The App detail pages have to follow certain guidelines and will be reviewed prior to being listed.Priority will be given to those apps that are submitted before May 18. Facebook will also allow developers the option to offer paid apps.