We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Facebook gets its own app store

Brings together the best apps from multiple platforms

Facebook has announced the App Center which will show off the best apps around.

The App Center will be rolled out in the coming weeks and feature Apple App Store, Google Play Store, mobile and web apps. It will be accessible via the Facebook apps on iOS and Android and Facebook's website.

Facebook said: "For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center will become the new, central place to find great apps,"

"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."

As well as a place to discover apps across multiple platforms, the App Centre will allow developers to promote apps with the app detail page – a kind of profile page for 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." said Facebook.

Giving the App Center a premium feel Facebook said that 'well-designed' apps get pride of place while ones with poor user ratings won't be listed at all. As well as linking to apps for devices like smartphones, developers will also have the option to list paid-for apps to be used on Facebook.

Facebook App Center


IDG UK Sites

Best camera phone of 2015: iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 vs One M9 vs Nexus 6

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 of price of Retina iMac with new model