Facebook launches app store

Facebook launched its own app store in the US today. As the social network tries to rival Apple and Android and generate revenue, it launches with 600 apps.

The service will be rolled out to all Facebook users over the coming weeks. Announcing the launch in the Facebook newsroom, Facebook’s games product manager Matt Wyndowe said: “Today we’re launching the App Center to make it easier to find apps you can enjoy with friends.

“The App Center features mobile and web apps, such as Draw Something, Pinterest, and Nike+ GPS, and new apps including Jetpack Joyride, Ghosts of Mistwood, and Ghost Recon Commander.”

“To make it easier to find social apps for mobile, the App Center is available in the Facebook iOS and Android apps, as well as Facebook.com.

“You can send apps you find on your computer to your mobile device using the new “Send to Mobile” feature. If a mobile app requires a download, you’ll be sent to install it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.”

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