Connect with us

Tech

Facebook launches its own app store with App Center

Facebook has announced it will launch a new tool to allow users to discover the best apps, games and services that connect with the social network.An app store of sorts, the new App Center will become a key feature of the Facebook.com website as well as the apps for iOS and Android when it launches in the coming weeks.App Center will rank the likes of Spotify, Pinterest and Draw Something through user ratings, average time spent using the app, and how often it is voluntarily shared by users. Each user will see a list of top apps, designed for them based on their own usage patterns, so personal leaderboards will not be dominated by the the same old apps that simply boast the most users.The centre of your social app worldIn a post on the Facebook developers’ blog Aaron Brady says: “For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center will become the new, central place to find great apps like Draw Something, Pinterest, Spotify, Battle Pirates, Viddy, and Bubble Witch Saga. “Everything has an app detail page, which helps people see what makes an app unique and lets them install it before going to an app.”Success through the App Center is tied to the quality of an app. We use a variety of signals, such as user ratings and engagement, to determine if an app is listed in the App Center.”The company will also let developers charge a one-off fee to use their service through Facebook and is encouraging developers to create their ‘App detail page’ today.Open Graph extendedThe move comes months after the launch of Facebook’s Open Graph initiative.This has allowed many top content providers to integrate their services into Facebook, with activity appearing in the user’s Timeline or within the Live Ticker.A fully-customised app discovery hub, which directs users to the best services with Facebook integration seems to be the next logical step.

Avatar

Published

on

Facebook has announced it will launch a new tool to allow users to discover the best apps, games and services that connect with the social network.An app store of sorts, the new App Center will become a key feature of the Facebook.com website as well as the apps for iOS and Android when it launches in the coming weeks.App Center will rank the likes of Spotify, Pinterest and Draw Something through user ratings, average time spent using the app, and how often it is voluntarily shared by users.

 

Each user will see a list of top apps, designed for them based on their own usage patterns, so personal leaderboards will not be dominated by the the same old apps that simply boast the most users.The centre of your social app world In a post on the Facebook developers’ blog Aaron Brady says: “For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center will become the new, central place to find great apps like Draw Something, Pinterest, Spotify, Battle Pirates, Viddy, and Bubble Witch Saga. “Everything has an app detail page, which helps people see what makes an app unique and lets them install it before going to an app.”Success through the App Center is tied to the quality of an app. We use a variety of signals, such as user ratings and engagement, to determine if an app is listed in the App Center.”The company will also let developers charge a one-off fee to use their service through Facebook and is encouraging developers to create their ‘App detail page’ today.

View the original here:

Facebook launches its own app store with App Center

Comments

Banking

Can Fintech drive a strong post-COVID-19 recovery in Asia?

The pandemic has highlighted the power of digital technology. Now is the time to harness this power for inclusive growth so that communities, especially in poor and remote areas, can survive the crisis and thrive.

Asian Development Bank

Published

on

To say 2020 has been a challenging year is a massive understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly undermined development gains from recent decades and slowed growth in many Asian economies.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Tech

Leading Mobile App Developer Fourdesire Introduces Fortune City in Thailand

Award-winning Personal Expenses Tracking App Fortune City Launches New Localized Version for Thailand, Aiming to Help Thai Users Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions for 2021 and Their Finances Healthy

Pr News

Published

on

By

BANGKOK –  Fourdesire, Taiwan’s leading mobile app developer, will release a Thai version of Fortune City, their popular money management app, in Thailand this month.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Tech

Cyber Risk is the New Threat to Financial Stability

Thailand’s digital minister asked experts to help plug gaps in e-commerce security after netizens discovered personal data from more than 13 million accounts up for sale on an underground website.

Boris Sullivan

Published

on

Many of us take for granted the ability to withdraw money from our bank account, wire it to family in another country, and pay bills online.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Latest

Most Viewed

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13,609 other subscribers

Trending