Facebook’s FbStart mobile development program sees 500 applicants in a little over a month

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Facebook (S FB) is releasing a few more details about what’s going on in its FbStart program, which was designed to help jump start careers of aspiring mobile developers. The program, launched at the tail end of April during Facebook’s F8 developers conference, has brought in over 500 startup applicants scattered across 63 countries in a little over a month, Facebook claimed in a blog post.

Building a vibrant mobile developer ecosystem is important for Facebook, as exemplified by last year’s acquisition of Parse, a mobile application development specialist. Facebook has been in the spotlight regarding how the company handles the transition from the desktop era to the mobile era, so it’s interesting to see how Facebook comes up with ways to strike the attention of mobile developers. And, Facebook is not alone in this space as Amazon, Microsoft and Google have all been working on…

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By J. Catherine Andrew Posted in Blog

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