Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) just announced the launch of a new program designed specifically for mobile developers called FBStart. This new program was originally unveiled mere weeks ago at Facebook’s F8 conference. At the time, it was available exclusively to developers who attended the conference.
FBStart now available for all developers
Now FBStart is open to the public. Developers can apply with public iOS and Android. New startups accepted into the program will received credits for ads, Parse services, free tools, customer care, document management, video conferencing, recruiting, and more.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) also added two partners to its portfolio of service tools. The social media giant teamed up with HootSuite and Transifex. The former offers assistance to companies with social media marketing, while the latter helps app makers localize for different markets.
FBStart also includes partnerships with the following companies: Adobe, Appurify, Asana, Blue Jeans, Desk.com, MailChimp, Proto.io, Quip, SurveyMonkey, UserTesting, and Workable. Facebook also hopes to expand its current number of partners in the program.
FBStart partnership with Appurify
One of the company’s partnerships was recently highlighted in a press release. The company’s deal with Appurify will allow developers to access the service’s cloud testing platform AMP Auto free for six months.
Amp Auto was built on one of the world’s most advanced mobile device clouds. It offers access to real iOS and Android-based devices for quality testing. Developers can also use the program’s dashboard to upload the app, build it, and run tests on real smartphones. Appurify’s co-founder and CTO Mannish Lachwani elaborated, “We’re excited to be a part of FbStart, giving free testing tools to developers and entrepreneurs to help their apps succeed. App development is hard and pre-launch testing is becoming increasingly important – releasing a buggy app to market results in a poor user experience and a potential hit to revenue, so developers need to make sure their app is of the highest quality before releasing to market.”
Exciting ventures are just around the corner.