According to a recent announcement by Facebook, the company is working towards opening its own app store - the App center - in the coming weeks; thereby facilitating its users in finding Facebook apps, mobile apps, and Web apps.
With the central app store chiefly aimed at making it easier for the users to find apps, Facebook - which is coming up with its initial public offering of stock later this month - is already asking the developers to submit their apps so that they can be included in the App Center when it is launched.
In order to attract developers to submit their apps, Facebook has promised exposure for well-designed apps; with the company's Insights service providing, over time, pertinent details about the rating of the apps by users.
About the inclusion of apps in the App Center, Facebook said that while all those Facebook, mobile, and Web apps which adhere to the company's guidelines will meet the eligibility criteria for listing in its app store, inclusion of every compliant app will not be an assured thing. It will be entirely up to Facebook to "remove apps that do not meet a high quality bar."
Despite the fact that Facebook's guidelines for app quality are apparently much less extensive than the guidelines laid down by Apple, they will nonetheless serve the same purpose --- that of safeguarding the user experience by ensuring that detestable, tasteless, or otherwise objectionable apps are not included in the App Center.
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