1: Facebook users will download more Facebook apps, mostly games; and
2: The Facebook app development sector will become a much bigger industry.
Facebook apps come in a variety of shapes and sizes and the Facebook App Center can act as a kind of brochure for an app developer’s products. It allows developers to show off what they have also produced for iOS and Android. The Facebook app store is also available via its mobile app on both iOS and Android. Each app integrates into a user’s Facebook account differently, depending on the how the app developer/publisher thinks you want to experience the content.
Apps are a huge business and the industry is about to get much bigger. “Well-designed apps that people enjoy will be prominently displayed. Apps that receive poor user ratings or don’t meet the quality guidelines won’t be listed,” said Facebook engineer Aaron Brady at the launch of the App Center in May 2012.
Facebook has also launched a localisation tool for developers outside of English speaking countries. The new translation tool will help expand the number of apps submitted from countries around the world. The new ‘Localize’ tab is on the app dashboard, where translations of an app’s details (name, tagline, descriptions etc) can be placed for use across Facebook.
Below are our top five Facebook apps so far.
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