Facebook App Center: A New Money-Making Machine ala Google?
Facebook is developing a new aspect of their company in the form of an app center where the networking site will be able to have paid apps. The current set-up of Facebook is really more of how a user will be able to find people, groups or events, mainly for networking. Games are provided for free but the site requires a user to subscribe to something. This new app center will delve more into business like that of Apple’s app store or Google Play. Apps that can be used have up-front costs which enable you to freely choose and discard anytime, anyway you want.
On the other hand, despite the app being seemingly alike with Apple’s and Google’s, it does not actually have the hub for the downloading system but rather, users are referred to other app stores in order for them to download any apps. Currently, game developers are required to use Facebook itself in order to sell their products and access the site’s user database which makes life easier for developers since their potential consumers are already at arms reach.
The new set-up will not only be beneficial to the games developer because they still turn out a profit from all the free-gamers they have. The forthcoming Facebook App Center will allow the social networking site to actually amass a fortune from 30% cuts between user-game developer transactions.