We are excited to announce our inaugural set of 120 Verified Apps to Facebook users! We opened the program to interested developers several months ago and have been overwhelmed by the positive response and passion of these early participants. Our Application Verification Program gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to providing trustworthy user experiences in your applications. Users of Verified Apps can feel confident that these applications strive to be transparent about how they work and respect social expectations between friends.
To help users discover well-designed and useful applications, our new Application Directory now also contains a "Featured by Facebook" section. This section will spotlight various Verified Apps, editorially selected by the Facebook team. We'll update this section on a regular basis to provide users with an additional channel to discover interesting applications.
We will continue to educate users about the power and value of social applications. Take a look at our first video which captures why friends make all the difference:
Facebook Platform continues to be open and available to any developer who wants to build applications without barriers to entry. The Application Verification Program gives you an additional option for engaging users. If you are interested in participating, navigate to your application in the Developer application, and click the Submit Application for Verification link.