In a huge move towards the future of apps in Facebook, the social network has announced they will be opening their own app store, so far named Facebook App Center. The app store will be acessible through web and iOS/Android mobile devices.
Facebook is not, actually, going to be challenging the likes of Apple (iTunes) and Google (Google Play). App Center will provide an app index, and if/when user finds something of their interest, they will be redirected to either Apple's or Google's app stores.
Social network is, in fact, what will differ Facebook App Center from your iTunes or Google Play home. App Center will try its best to show you apps they think that fit your taste, and moreover, featured apps will be based on user's ratings, downloads and engagement, showing what's really "hot."
"Success through the App Center is tied to the quality of an app, we'll use a variety of signals, such as user ratings and engagement, to determine if an app is listed in the App Center," said Facebook employee Aaron Brady in a blog post about the App Center.
There is still no specific date to when the App Center will be available, but Facebook promises that it will happen soon.