The Facebook App Center only launched this past June and recently (finally) introduced a search function, but it remains Facebook’s attempt at distributing the work of its Open Graph and associated developers. While it’s meager in comparison to the likes of the iOS App Store and Google Play Marketplace, the App Center is starting to grow in numbers and quality, and we scoured what’s currently available to find the best and brightest of what the virtual shelves have to offer.
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Facebook already keeps track of birthdays, but by the time you receive an alert, it’s usually too late for anything but the obligatory “Happy Birthday!” wall post. Birthday Calendar compiles all your friends’ birthdays into a convenient calendar so you can plan ahead and commission that marble bust you’ve been planning.
MySpace is king for promoting bands. But if you’re trying to get your music out there, My Band makes Facebook a much more viable platform. It allows you to add a mini band profile, including bio, pictures, tour dates and (of course) music to your profile.
Up until Pipe, sending files over 1GB was impossible through Facebook, but now you can send large files like movies, lossless audio files, and raw images with ease. Just drag and drop the file and it pops up on your friend’s computer.
When you don’t think your favorite movies, music and activities quite say enough about you, dig your profile a little deeper with Extended Info. It allows you to great fields for just about any list you can think of, from currently reading (the most popular custom field) to languages spoken, favorite foods, or just things you hate.
If you’re just as frustrated with Fedex’s online shipping forms as we are, Fedex’s “Ship to Friends” Facebook app should save you the hassle. The app is solely a shipping form, but the instructions are clear and you don’t need to sign up for a Fedex account. It also displays the cost of the shipment per your package’s weight. The app though only services domestic (U.S.A) shipments.