Facebook App Center is now available globally

by adrianpadeanu screenshot of https://www.facebook.com/appcenter/

With more than 955 million monthly active users, Facebook’s App Center is now available globally. The official confirmation came from a company’s PR representative that sent a message via Twitter. In other words, the highly anticipated App Center is available throughout the entire world, giving users of the social network website the possibility of trying out all sorts of applications.

Those that haven’t tried it up until now might want to know that the Facebook App Center is similar to Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. The App Center is not limited only to Facebook applications as it features all social applications that leverage Facebook.

If you plan on browsing the Facebook App Center in the near future, you will get to see mobile and Web applications. All of them are proper Web apps, which means that the user can try them right away. Those that are browsing the App Center with the help of an Android- or iOS-running device will have to click through and install the desired application from the Google Play Store or from the Apple App Store.

Just like any other new feature implemented by Facebook, the recently introduced App Center was rolled out incrementally. In July, 2012, the App Center debuted in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Ireland and India. A week later it arrived in Germany, France, Brazil, Spain, Russia, Turkey and Taiwan. Right now the App Center is available all over the world.

Users of Facebook will see the App Center icon sitting on the left side of the Facebook homepage, similar to the Facebook apps for iOS- and Android-running devices. This new App Center is very important for the future of the most popular social networking website as the mobile active users rose to 543 million, which is 10% more than in April, 2012 when there were 488 million mobile active users (MAUs). Compared to last year, this number has grown by 67% so it is important for Facebook that the App Center is a hit.

This year, Facebook has launched several mobile-oriented software like the revamped Facebook Camera application for the iPhone, along with an updated version of the mobile messenger application for Android and iOS. In addition, they have also rolled out a bunch of updates for the Android version of Facebook. Most likely, other similar updates will follow to further enhance the user experience with the social networking website.

Author: Adrian Padeanu