Social networking giant Facebook has jumped on the app development platform, launching its own App Center. The news comes ahead of its highly-anticipated Wall Street debut, rumoured to be valued at nearly $100 billion.
The announcement was made Wednesday in a blog post by Facebook’s Aaron Brady, asking developers to start preparing in order to ensure their apps are included in the launch.
Developers are to follow a set of guidelines, which details the submission and review processes, with an emphasis on app quality. “Success through the App Center is tied to the quality of an app,” Brady wrote.
The option to create fee-based apps will also be available.
Brady said users will be able to access the App Center on the web, as well as in the iOS and Android Facebook apps in the coming weeks. Each listed app will include a detail page created by the developer, which will be the search destination for apps on Facebook.
“For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center will become the new, central place to find great apps,” Brady wrote.