Facebook App Center Begins Global Rollout, Developers Told To Get To TranslatingBy: Josh Wolford - July 9, 2012
Last week we told you that the Facebook App Center was beginning to show up for users in the U.K. Now, Facebook has officially launched the App Center in seven new locations, including the U.K., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. If you’re in one of those areas, you’ll see the App Center in your left-hand bookmarks list starting now.
“Approximately 80% of people active on Facebook each month are outside the U.S. and Canada. The global rollout of the App Center will continue over the coming weeks so that more people can discover high quality games and apps with friends.”
That global rollout will hit Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey next, “in the coming weeks,” according to Facebook.
If you’re a developer, you can now begin to submit translated apps for the App Center.
Facebook has also launched a new localization tool to go along with the global rollout:
To prepare for the broader rollout, we’ve added the Localize tab to the App Dashboard. There, you can provide translations of your app’s information (name, tagline, and descriptions) for use in the App Center and across Facebook.
That tab will allow developers to select a primary language, choose additional languages, and provide translated content to prospective app users.
Even if you’ve yet to translate your actual app, Facebook suggests that developers translate their app information into languages that are the most common among your app’s users. If you’re planning on submitting a translated app for review, you have until this Friday, July 13th.