On Wednesday Facebook unveiled a host of new apps — more than 60 in total — that integrate with its new Timeline user interface. The social networking company also announced it will begin approving Timeline apps running on its Open Graph API from all developers.
Carl Sjogreen, a director of product management at Facebook, said during a presentation at a press event held on Wednesday evening in San Francisco:
The apps launched at f8 and the music, news and video verticals have seen tremendous success so far. But really, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Our vision for Timeline is that whatever you love, whatever story you want to tell, you can add to your platform.
The 60 new apps cover categories such as travel, food, fashion and fitness from partners including Pinterest, Foodspotting, TripAdvisor and others. But, as Sjogreen pointed out, the really interesting part begins now that Timeline is truly open to accepting apps from developers big and small.