The App Center is a central place on Facebook for people to find great social apps. It is designed to show off high quality apps and great user experiences. There is a trend in the market today, though it has existed since. COMPETITION. Companies are becomingly increasingly competitive, they are now offering their competition’s product and making it better and more readily available to their customers.
The new Bing is making Google appear Antisocial, Microsoft is delving into Ebooks, Facebook and its app store, marketplace, contextual ads, and upcoming no doubt local transaction offers, and then look across at Google with its productivity apps, social search, Google +, local transactions, local offers via its Maps ecosystem, content via YouTube, and Amazon’s capacity to do all these things too including launching a smartphone – and Apple’s leadership in devices, Apps, and content, and its entry into productivity, iPad mini will soon be available in the market.
There is a lot going on in the tech world today that Africans cannot afford not to be a part of it.Facebook’s App Center will be a mega-shop for Apps from all operating systems, with a rating system based around engagement. Facebook will not take a cut if it directs people to iOS or Android but will be encouraging developers to do more for Facebook, where it will take 30%. What is Facebook doing? it is simply replicating Apple’s business and trying to make it better. Platform and Ecosystem, there are over 900 million people who converge on Facebook and there are tons of developers out there searching for the right platform to launch.Platforms and ecosystems will rule.
The App Center will give developers an additional way to grow their apps and will create opportunities more types of apps to be successful. People will be able to access the App Center on the web and in the iOS and Android Facebook apps. For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center will become the new, central place to find great apps like Draw Something, Pinterest, Spotify, Battle Pirates, Viddy, Bubble Witch Saga and maybe CONQUER THE TECH MISTRESS – just kidding.
The success of this apps will be based on its quality, which will be measured by user ratings and engagement, this will be used as a way to measure if the app will be listed in the app center and thus developers will be able to check using the app ratings meter. 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 but there is hope, read on.