Mark Zuckerberg believes Facebook’s future lies in mobile apps, so much so that he’s willing to give developers everything they need to build apps so long as it’s on Facebook’s platform- for free.
Zuckerberg explained at F8, a conference for developers, that Parse, a company owned by Facebook, will provide the services and tools stored on their cloud system to be used by any company to develop apps. Zuckerberg’s decision to take over the app game serves as a great resource for entrepreneurs looking to develop apps. According to Business Insider, most Facebook users access the network through mobile devices, driving 350 million mobile app downloads to date- dominating the future of mobile app development is the next evolution of Facebook’s growth- and we aren’t complaining.
It used to be that developing apps took time, special skills and lots of money to build. Now, college kids can build apps in a matter of weeks for a few thousand dollars (ever heard of Snapchat?) and it’s about to get even easier. Interested users must sign up to qualify by describing their app, but there are two packages, one worth $5000 for those just starting out, and one that is worth $30,000 to help further develop their already existing app.
Here is what the $30,000 package of services includes:
-Access to Facebook Start to Success Program
-Adobe Creative Cloud
-Appurify testing suite
-Desk.com customer care tool
-Proto.io prototyping tool
-UserTesting UX research tool
-Workable recruitment tool
Have a great idea for an app? You’d have to be crazy not to check out this offer here.