Facebook Announces Its Own App Store for Android and iOS

Author: Dan Reyes
Published: May 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Facebook seems to be looking for ways to beef up its image by offering itself not only as a social network to consumers but an Apps haven for them as well.

According to a report, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says mobile apps are Facebook's top priority, hence the creation of the Facebook App Store, also known as its App Center.

Facebook App Center is a new place for people to find social apps, according to Facebook.

The App Center is designed to grow mobile apps that use Facebook whether they're on Android, iOS 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.

Facebook appears to be making most of its money on Web ads that are not running on portable platforms like tablets or smartphones, and creating their own App Center with some paid apps on it. The company is looking to capitalize on an app's popularity with consumers to possibly make additional revenues, so to say.

The social networking giant also appears to be making a pitch to app developers to attract them to use the new Facebook App Center and showcase and sell their apps. With that being said, is Facebook now looking to compete and challenge Apple's App Store and Google's Google Play for the apps domination? I guess we'll all soon find out.


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