5 Ways Facebook's Spartan Will Hit Apple's App Store

Here are five areas where Facebook's Project Spartan can have an impact on Apple's App Store.

As the launch of Facebook’s Project Spartan platform approaches, applications from 80 outside developers start to become available, including ones from game creator Zynga and news site The Huffington Post.

Add to that the social network’s ongoing effort to make its Credits product mirror the easy payment system boasted by Apple’s App Store, and a serious competitor to said shop emerges.

Here are five areas where Facebook’s Project Spartan can have an impact on Apple’s App Store:

  1. Web openness
  2. Virtual currency
  3. Social integration
  4. Music
  5. Rankings and discovery

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