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Facebook Announces Android, iOS App Center Launches

Jun 08, 2012, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

After a leaked screenshot of Facebook's App Center for iOS had appeared early yesterday, the social network giant announced that the official App Center has indeed launched with over 600 apps available for both Apple's iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms. App Center features both mobile and web apps and the company says that the App Center appears on the Facebook app for both mobile platforms as well as through the Facebook.com website.

Downloading apps is still not handled through Facebook directly, and it appears that App Center for now is more of a social discovery tool for apps rather than a competing app store like Amazon's Appstore for Android is to Google's Play Store on Android. According to Facebook, you can use the "Send to Mobile" feature to send apps from the computer to your handset and if a download is required, you'll be sent to Apple's App Store or Google Play store on Android.

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