Facebook is launching a new App Center, “a place to find social web, desktop, and mobile apps” — and not just Facebook apps.
The App Center will bring Facebook users all the best in iOS apps, Android apps, web apps, mobile web apps, and even desktops apps “The goal is to solve the app discovery problem… based on what you and your firends enjoy,” a Facebook rep told VentureBeat in a phone chat today.
You won’t just find free apps here, either. Facebook is also introducing paid apps. The company stated it expects in-app purchases to be developers’ primary money-makers for the time being; however, making paid apps available through the Facebook platform is the beginning of a very interesting business opportunity, both for devs and for Facebook.
This may be even crazier. The app store ranking algorithm is more or less known (this presentation has some of the details), but we’ve made a detailed research of it’s nuances. Starting today, we will tell our users what are their chances of successful positioning for their app.
In short – it’s a Google Instant of predictions The tool gives you your estimated chances of success as you type in your keywords!. You can play with it on a demo account, or sign up for the real thing, and improve your app’s ranks.