Facebook Home Reaches One Million Downloads
A month after it was released, figures at Google Play show that Facebook Home has had one million downloads. The app’s page has been updated to show that it has been downloaded between one and five million times.
While Facebook’s software package for Android enjoyed half a million downloads in its first ten days after release, it took Facebook Home twice as long to reach the one million landmark showing that the app has not been greeted with much enthusiasm.
Also, while Facebook Home has been installed almost a million times, Facebook has over a billion users which shows a very low conversion rate. The app has also received poor reviews with just a 2 star rating from over 16 thousand reviews on Google Play.
Facebook recently released an upgrade for Home and it is optimistic that it will address some of the more serious complaints. As well as bug fixes the new version does not block side-loading, a process for transferring the app to non-supported devices from supported devices.