Facebook Debuts FbStart Portal

Members of Facebook’s FbStart initiative for mobile application startups now have a shiny new portal on which to congregate.

FbStartPortalMembers of Facebook’s FbStart initiative for mobile application startups now have a shiny new portal on which to congregate.

Product marketing manager Kevin Prior introduced the new FbStart portal and detailed its features in a post on the social network’s developer blog:

Today we’re opening a new online portal for members of FbStart, our global program for mobile app startups. The portal will allow members to sign in and manage their program benefits, as well as gain access to resources for growing their apps.

Signing into the member portion of the site will allow our members to see in one place all of their personalized benefits — the free tools and services from Facebook and its partners that are provided as part of FbStart.

Members will also be able to see which benefits they have already used, and access a variety of resources to help them build, grow and monetize their apps. These resources include one-pagers and videos featuring our product experts, Facebook platform products and case studies of other app developers. Members can check the portal to get information about new Facebook products, how best to use third-party partner tools and even startup insights and trends.

Members can access the portal at FbStart.com, the website we launched earlier this year for communicating with startups in the program. We’ll be reaching out to members with login credentials, and will continue to add functionality over the coming months.

Developers: What are your first impressions of the new portal?

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.