Facebook expands App Center in more countries

Jul 9, 2012
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Facebook opened up the App Center to more English-speaking countries today, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. In a blog post, Facebook said that users in those countries should be able to find the App Center bookmark located to the left of the Facebook homepage. It can also be found within the Facebook apps section on iOS and Android.

Considering about 80 percent of Facebook users are actually outside of the U.S. and Canada, the international expansion of the App Center should encourage more of those people to stick with using Facebook longer and more often. Some of Facebook’s most popular games actually come from outside the U.S., like Diamond Dash from Germany and Bubble Witch Saga from the UK.

Starting today, Facebook will accept developer submissions with translated apps for the App Center. Apps aiming to be considered for first priority for the new App Center stores must make their submissions by the end of July 13. The global roll out will continue over the next few weeks, so expect to see more Facebook-integrated applications, games and other services start popping up in the future.


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