Published: May 12, 2012
Facebook announced last Wednesday that in the coming weeks it will be opening an App Center, a place where people will be able to find good quality applications that use Facebook.
In this new service each application will be exposed in an "app detail page," where developers will explain their creations to the viewers. In order to determine how apps will be listed, Facebook will take into account signals such as user ratings and engagement. In this way, while well designed apps will be prominently displayed, apps with bad signals or not meeting the center's guidelines won't be listed at all.
The announcement also includes a change in the economic aspect. Until this moment Facebook apps developers only made money selling functions or virtual items inside their apps. With the App Center, on the other hand, they will also be able to charge for the use of the whole app.
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