Facebook launches FbStart, a program providing up to $30,000 in free tools and services for app developers

A view of Facebook's logo May 10, 2012 i
At its F8 conference today, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program to help app developers by providing free tools and services “to get your app up and running fast.” FbStart includes two tracks: Boostrap (up to $5,000) and Accelerate (up to $30,000). Developers attending F8 can apply immediately, and the program will be opened to all developers “in the coming weeks.” If selected, they will receive credits for Facebook advertising as well as Parse, plus free services from companies that deliver product testing, recruiting, customer care, video conferencing and document management. The program wasn’t created by just Facebook. Partners include…

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