This week at GDC, there was some good news from the Facebook games and product teams for developers who integrate Facebook into their apps, including a renewed focus on games, a Developer Center targeted at game developers, and user stats. A few of the more interesting stats announced include:
This week, Facebook rolled out Graph Search, a new feature within the social networking site that will enable users to make new kinds of content connections based on information they’ve already input into the site as a whole. Graph Search is not only going to change how end users utilize Facebook, but it’s also potentially a game changer for developers and the process of app development.
What is Facebook Search Graph?
App discoverability – whereby an app that is targeted toward a specific user is able to be found by that user - is one of the biggest obstacles facing developers today. There are millions of apps out there, but app stores limit their discoverability to categories, curated top ten lists, the most basic of keyword searches, and overly simplified content directories. What if you want to find an app based on something you want to do – like organize your shopping list, create a storyboard, or run a budget projection?