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Posted On 01 Aug 2012 By Edgar Alvarez. Under: Uncategorized.
While Mark's network had already flipped the App Center switch in a number of parts around the globe, there was still a large chunk of its abundant user base missing out on the recently unveiled application hub. That's all about to change starting to...
Facebook App Center goes globetrotting with 7 new countries, blankets all of the English-speaking world
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 By Jon Fingas. Under: Uncategorized.
Facebook's App Center is having its passport stamped quite a lot lately. Just days after the HTML5 app portal set foot in the UK, it's making the leap to seven more countries. Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey will all get a c...
Facebook’s App Center Goes International: Open To English-Speaking Countries; Translation Tool Added
Posted On 09 Jul 2012 By Ingrid Lunden. Under: Uncategorized.
Last week we got a little clue that Facebook was gearing up to take its App Center to markets outside the U.S., when it began to appear in the UK. As of today, it's official: Facebook has now extended the App Center to Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, with Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey coming in following weeks. And in a nod to making the platform more accessible to developers from around the world, it's also introducing a translation tool. The App Center was first launched in June in the U.S. as a way to help discover new apps, with personalized recommendations, and for people to get apps specifically for mobile devices. Quickly ramping up the service to cover Facebook's users outside of the U.S. is a crucial step. Users outside of the U.S. and Canada make up more than 80 percent of Facebook's user base; it will help it increase time spent on the site by all users; and it will also make the App Center a more attractive marketplace for those developers hungry for a wider audience for their apps.
Posted On 06 Jul 2012 By Edgar Alvarez. Under: Uncategorized.
It's been nearly a month since we saw Facebook officially introduce us to its newly minted App Center, and now Zuck & Co. are taking the application-loaded service to internet grounds over in the UK. Facebook's App Center in the Kingdom (or, as U...
Posted On 12 Jun 2012 By Josh Constine. Under: Uncategorized.
The Web is overrun with dumb hashtags, chart-topping fart apps, and guys just waiting to show you their d*cks. But with this week's launch of Twitter's Tailored Trends, Facebook's App Center, and Airtime's safety net, some tech companies are fighting back. If you can't get people to act smarter, at least you can hide their idiocy, and that's what each of these products does. But can we make the Internet smarter and safer with without whitewashing away differing opinions and locking ourselves in an echochamber?
Posted On 07 Jun 2012 By Richard Lawler. Under: Uncategorized.
The next big thing for Facebook? Apparently, acting as a guide to which apps users may want to check out on their Android or iOS devices. Its App Center is launching tonight with a listing of over 600 curated apps and just as the leaks indicated, put...
Posted On 07 Jun 2012 By Jon Fingas. Under: Uncategorized.
While Facebook said it would deliver a version of its App Center store for mobile, it was shy on how that would work. An early iOS tester (since confirmed by TechCrunch) apparently didn't want to wait for an official explanation and slipped out a han...