Facebook has been making headlines in the tech world since it recently revealed its intents of launching an App Center of its own. Soon after, it was reported that the App Center has been launched. The question that a lot of people have been asking is that Facebook apps have been there before, they could be searched before too, so what is the use of this new App Center?
Essentially, the Facebook App Center is meant primarily to organize the app-side of the social network. By categorizing and then placing all the apps in the App Center so that they can easily be discovered by the users, or more apps be submitted by apps developers, Facebook is taking its apps-end from being a haphazard realm to a neat section.
The App Center already features more than 600 apps. What is even more significant for smartphone users is that they can download Facebook apps you want, right on your iOS or Android device by navigating to Facebook.com/appcenter. Once you click the notifications from this app, you will then be taken to your regular app store from where you can download or purchase the app.
Essentially, App Center is simply your regular ‘pointer’, in terms of programming jargon. It routes you to the places where you can get the actual app, although you will still need Facebook authentication to use the app.
Moreover, it also acts as a recommendation hub where you can view the most popular apps used by your friends, your circle or by most Facebook users. In this way, you can find out the most popular apps of every category.