Facebook boasts new developer stats, especially on mobile

Summary:Facebook continues to tout itself as a hotspot for app developers during LeWeb 2012 in Paris.

With well over a year underway after Open Graph was first announced, Facebook is dishing out some big statistics intended to please developers.

Announced amid LeWeb 2012 in Paris this week, here are some of the major points:

  • There are over 350 apps on Facebook.com with more than one million monthly active users each.
  • Nearly 200,000 iPhone and Android apps are integrated with Facebook, including nine of the top 10 grossing iPhone apps.
  • More than 45 percent of the top 400 grossing iOS apps use the Facebook SDK.

Justin Osofsky, Facebook's director of platform partnerships and operations, asserted in a blog post on Wednesday that the world's largest social network "has become the social building block for some of the biggest mobile and web apps across a variety of categories."

Some examples mentioned in the post include Pinterest, Kobo, and TripAdvisor.

Also highlighting UK-based Shazam, Osofsky noted that the international developer community is also getting more involved with Open Graph.

Additionally (and possibly in a nod to the host city for LeWeb this month), Osofsky cited that Paris is the second top city for Timeline app development, after San Francisco, for Open Graph submissions.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Mobility, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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