Facebook Bows 18 Timeline Apps From 11 Countries

Facebook used The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam today to announce the launch of timeline-upgraded applications by 18 companies from 11 countries.

The new timeline apps are from:

afisha.ru (Russia), a travel and lifestyle magazine

Amen (Germany), an iPhone app that allows users to create and share opinions

Canal+ (France), a premium television service

Corriere (Italy), a daily newspaper

JustGiving (U.K.), a fundraising site

Le Figaro (France), a daily newspaper

Le Monde (France), a daily newspaper

LiveSport.TV (U.K.), which provides Internet streaming of live sporting events

Look (U.K.), a fashion site

Magisto (Israel), a video-editing and movie-creation site

Muzu.TV (U.K.), a music-video site

Onet (Poland), a Web portal

RTVE (Spain), public radio and television

Sky Italia (Italy), a digital satellite-television platform

Stern (Germany), a magazine

Tripbirds (Sweden), a travel-planning site

Vox.io (Slovenia), an Internet telephony platform

wp.pl (Poland), a Web portal

Facebook said in a post on its developer blog:

More than 80 percent of the people on Facebook are based outside of the U.S., providing developers with the opportunity to reach a global audience through their apps.

Since Open Graph launched four months ago, developers have been growing their timeline apps internationally across Web and mobile. For example, last month, there were around 1.5 billion shares from Spotify (Luxembourg) to Facebook. Also, in the past month, Deezer (France) has seen a 300 percent increase in traffic from Facebook mobile, and it is growing by 200,000 new Facebook users per week.

These startups are continuing the momentum started by game developers such as Wooga (Berlin) and King.com (London), which grew to reach tens of millions of users after building their businesses on Facebook, each hitting the top five list of game developers on Facebook in less than a year.




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