How Useful are Facebook Apps?

21 Nov

Facebook application development took a big leap in terms of popularity in the last few years. Business owners all over the world understood how effectively Facebook apps can get to users and convince them to buy or use their services. However, the biggest question that comes to the fore with respect to an intelligent Facebook user is how effective or useful is a Facebook apps really?

Usefulness of an app

Before we begin guessing how useful or useless an app is we must find out what a Facebook application does. So, the question here is what is an app and how can it be used for Facebook?

An application is essentially a tiny little program that acts like software allowing you to undertake tasks that would otherwise require coding, with easy user friendly efforts. A Facebook app, similarly, is an application that allows you to carry out various tasks like games, sharing photos, giving effects to them, creating playlists and many more.

As a regular and keen Facebook user you would find apps of different functionalities that solve individual purposes including:

  • Games
  • Chat
  • Mobile operation
  • Emails and messaging
  • Business
  • Absolutely nothing

Facebook Application development for absolutely nothing

So long as applications make sense it is all okay. However, the moment the boundaries between uselessness and fun start fading we have a huge list of apps that do absolutely nothing. What I am trying to say is that any decent Facebook App Developer can tell you that an application is designed to serve a purpose. Failing that, it is just a means of peeping inside your privacy settings.

Security Concerns for Facebook app developers

No matter how secure they try to make the application there will always be a bunch of application developers who are constantly striving to use unlawful means of using your information for a number of reasons.

Facebook may be the most popular social networking site; however, it also happens to be the most vulnerable one for hackers too. Not because there are certain loopholes in its fundamental algorithm, but because it has such a huge database that more and more evil eyes get attracted towards it so that they can extract any data that they see fit!

So, what should a user do?

As an aware Facebook user, it has to be your first step to be careful about the kind of apps you are downloading and what is the end to it. While you download or install any Facebook app, it first comes with a warning telling you about the kind of information it will have access to.

If you deem the app fit, only then download it, or else simply let it go. I mean, you have survived without that app for so long, I am sure you can till a more secure version is released. In case you have already installed an app that you don’t find convenient, simply uninstall it quickly!

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