Facebook launches App Center in India, six other countries

Facebook launches App Center in India, six other countries
Facebook has extended its App Center to India and six other countries. The company made the announcement via a blog post on Monday.

Last month, Facebook had launched the App Center to help users find games and other applications with social components more easily. The App Center, available on Facebook's website and on Apple and Android mobile devices, recommends apps to users based on their interests, the types of apps their friends like, or the apps they have liked in the past.

Initially, the App Center was available to users in the United States, but with Monday's announcement, Facebook users in Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom will enjoy access to over 600 apps.

"We spend all day, every day building a platform (so that) great social games and apps can exist," Matt Wyndowe, product manager for apps and games at Facebook, had commented upon App Center's original launch. But a common question has long been where to find them. "Up until now, we haven't had a great answer to that question."

Facebook also revealed that it will be launching App Center to users in Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey "in the coming weeks".

Facebook had previously stated that on mobile devices, the App Center won't compete with other app stores, such as Apple's or Google's. Rather, the App Center will send users to those other stores to download the programs. People can also get mobile apps from their regular computers by using a feature called "send to mobile."

With inputs from AP
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