Facebook announced their Verified Apps program in early 2009 and we applied as one of the first applications. A few weeks ago, Facebook told us they would launch the program with an official announcement. However, they seem to have decided to silently launch the program: We never noticed anything official but our app is now wearing the verified badge.
Here’s what this means for the users of the app (from the Facebook FAQ):
Verified applications have passed a detailed Facebook review to confirm that the user experience they provide complies with Facebook policies. Verified applications have committed to be transparent about how they work and will respect you and your friends when they send communication on your behalf.
Because these applications have passed a review by Facebook, they are prioritized higher in the application directory and are highlighted by a green checkmark. A “Verified Apps” badge will appear on their Profile Pages as well.