May 24 marks the fifth anniversary of Facebook Platform. The project first launched at the 2007 f8 conference to 70 app developers, like the Washington Post and Digg. Fourteen months later, at f8 2008, more than 30,000 apps existed on Facebook Platform.
With about 300,000 apps, it’s amazing how much the App Store has grown over the last two and a half years. We’re still at a very early stage of development, and every day brings a lot of new apps to surprise us. It’s always interesting to take a look at how the landscape is shaping up, and what kind of apps are popular, or how they are priced.