Facebook App Centre comes to UK

Following its launch in the US last month
Darren Allan

July 10, 2012

Just a month ago, Facebook rolled out its App Centre in the States, with the promise that it would open up elsewhere in the world within a matter of weeks.

Now it’s officially gone live in English speaking countries, including the UK, as well as in Australia and New Zealand, Canada and Ireland, along with South Africa and India.

If you nip onto Facebook now, you can take a look. The link to the App Centre is in the left hand side menu, just click and you’re there.

Serious apps and games are covered – those needing a Facebook login, that is – and the centre deals with social aspects, flagging games that you might be interested in for one reason or another.

Namely because your friends play (or use) them – their top apps are listed on the right hand side of the screen – and also app suggestions are made based on your previous downloads (and whatever other data Facebook can eke out on you, no doubt).

Trending apps are also shown, and review ratings from users are clearly marked to help you decide what’s worth bothering with, and what isn’t.

A further roll out to non-English speaking nations is planned in the “coming weeks” again, so presumably next month. Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey are next in line for some social app action. A localisation tool has also been implemented for developers to get those apps translated.


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