Thursday, May 10, 2012

Facebook counts on App Center to solve mobile crisis - SlashGear

Excerpt from another timely take on Facebook and its potential app platform aspirations
"Facebook’s new App Center could increase tensions between the site and Google and Apple, with Zuckerberg’s desire for mobile stability forcing him to carve a niche in-between existing app store behaviors. Although long-standing rumors around Facebook’s Project Spartan have painted it as an HTML5-centric landgrab against iOS and Android, the App Center we’ve seen revealed this week is more a middle-man between Facebook users and the current App Store and Play Market. Driving Facebook appears to be desperation, as mobile device use increases without a matching rise in monetization."
Facebook counts on App Center to solve mobile crisis - SlashGear
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