Facebook Getting Into a New Game: Launching Their Own App Store Called 'App Center'
Well, with their new IPO looming, it would seem that Facebook is making strides to diversify a bit more. They recently announced that they are starting their own app store. The Facebook app store will be called, "The App Center," and will be launched within a few weeks. Here's a quote from the company,
This seems almost like an "aha moment." It makes you wonder why no-one thought of that before, especially considering that Facebook has over 900 Million users. That's almost a billion potential customers that you already are servicing. It seems like a no-brainer...
“The App Center is designed to grow mobile apps that use Facebook – whether they’re on iOS, Android 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.”
Source: Facebook Dev Blog