Facebook and iTunes App Store Join Forces

Thanks to the App Store Facebook Page, interacting with the iTunes App Store just got a lot easier. The page was developed and is powered by Vitrue, and now puts the App Store inside Facebook — a dream for any iTunes app lover! Now it is easy to search for apps, share them with friends, find out which apps are hot right now and which are deemed “essential” by the iTunes editors.

appstore-fb-chartsIn addition, now all of the the applications you are used to finding from iTunes or from the App Store application on your iPhone (iPhone) or iPod touch you can now find on Facebook. For example, the featured tab on the App Store’s Facebook (Facebook) page will display top apps and sales charts for paid and free apps across different categories.

Click on the “Get App” button and a browser window for that application opens up (if iTunes is installed, iTunes opens as well), allowing you to download the app with a single click. Underneath each app is a Facebook Share button that allows you to post the app to your wall and share the app with friends. The coolest part of the page is the Search & Share tab. Type in a keyword or a description for instant results, which you can then post to your wall.

appstore-fb-searchVitrue is planning on adding many more features to the App Store’s page to make sifting through the 170,000+ apps offered a bit easier.

What are your thoughts on the iTunes app and Facebook integration?