Facebook hit the headlines with two interesting developments this week. The first was a surprise: users In Britain & America will soon see new profile page functionality allowing them to indicate their wish to be organ donors. It’s a move that could transform healthcare. See what Zuck had to say on that: [Watch].
Facebook then announced they are to launch The App Centre in coming weeks. Concerned about losing out on mobile revenues, the networking giant will be centralising all apps which use Facebook logins. It’s a welcome simplification for users. And a new opportunity for brands. Developers will be able to charge for apps, similar to Google’s Play, and Apple’s App Store.
It’s a massive move, and partly a response to Zynga (the social games company responsible for 15% of Facebook’s Q1 revenue) launching their own platform. And it means a facebook phone is nearly inevitable. Tectonic.