Facebook launched it's app store a month ago, on June 7th, 2012. The app center was made available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices at the same time. It wasn't clear how users would benefit, or wether it simply added another layer between you and apps you download to your smartphone.
You can find your desired application which suits you the most and fulfills your requirements at one place. Facebook will only show high quality apps in the App center based on user ratings and engagements, which makes it lot more user friendly.
More than 700 apps are featured in the App center -- these apps are not new, and are already able to sync with you Facebook account, should you let them.
The new app center is little confusing at first. It makes the process more time consuming and frustrating.
Now you will have to go to Facebook.com/appcenter, and choose apps you want to download on your Android or iOS device. Those apps then show up as notifications in your Facebook mobile app. Click the notification and it will take you to the regular app store on your phone so you can download the app in question. But you still need to go back to the Facebook app to authorize the app you just downloaded.
Confusing isn't it? Well, you will get used to it, because this is how it is going to be.
Then what actually you can do with it? The facebook app center is more like a recommendation hot spot by your friends. When you access an app on your phone that you synced with the Facebook app, and one of your Facebook friends visit the App Center, it will show your friends which apps you use.
For newbie smartphone users, this might be useful for finding popular app, all at one place.
Is that it? It seems so. There are no other information provided by the Facebook -- how a user can benefit from the "App Center".
In January, Facebook announced 60 apps integrated with Timeline and its Open Graph that made sharing easier than ever and opened the gateway for developers to put their apps on Facebook. The app center makes it easier to view and read about these apps.
Is this worthwhile for you? Will you be using Facebook's new app center? Let us know in the comments.