Apple has its App Store. Google has Google Play. Wednesday, Facebook announced it will soon launch its App Center. Maybe one day developers will create an app to allow everyone to find their favorite places to get apps. Until then, the drudgery of sifting through various app stores will continue.
Facebook posted on its blog that the App Center will give developers an additional way to grow their apps and creates opportunities for more types of apps to be successful.
The post added that users will be able to access the App Center via the web, the iOS and Android Facebook app in the coming weeks. It’s like an app within an app within an app.
Facebook announced this new development after receiving recent criticisms about its mobile usage – even acknowledging its own difficulties to produce a better way to use Facebook through a mobile device.
“The App Center is designed to grow mobile apps that use Facebook,” Aaron Brady wrote in the blog post. “From the mobile App Center, users can browse apps that are compatible with their device, and if a mobile app requires installation, they will be sent to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.”
Or users could just download the app directly from the App Store or Google Play.
The launch date will be sometime after May 18, which is the due date for new app developers to create and submit their app.
-Dustin Bass, @dbass_cmn