Google hosts an annual Playtime event to announce the latest Play Store features for Android developers. This year, Google Play Instant is adding support for premium and upcoming applications, while In-App Updates and a slew of other analytic features are coming.
Android Instant Apps Stories October 18, 2018
Android Instant Apps Stories March 19, 2018
Ahead of the Game Developers Conference, Google announced new Maps APIs to allow developers to create more Pokemon Go-like augmented reality apps, as well as video ads for the Play Store. At its 2018 developer keynote, Google today unveiled an extension of Instant Apps aimed at games.
Android Instant Apps Stories October 19, 2017
For the past several years, Google has hosted a developer event called Playtime centered around the Play Store and apps to share best practices and new tools. At this year’s Playtime, Google announced a number of new tools for developers, including a Security Reward Program, as well as some new features for the Play Store.
Android Instant Apps Stories August 17, 2017
Google first announced Android Instant Apps — the service that allows you to use partial apps via Chrome — back at I/O 2016. The rollout has been a slow one to say the least, and following Android Instant Apps first going live as “limited tests” back in January, Google has announced that more than 500 million devices now have access to it…
Android Instant Apps Stories February 11, 2017
Back at Google I/O last summer, we got our first look at Android Instant Apps. Instead of taking the time to download and install a full application, Instant Apps allows users to quickly test out applications straight from the web.
Last month, Google started a limited test of the service and opened up the experience to third-party developers. Based on a Reddit post and our own findings, Instant Apps appears to be now rolling out to Pixel and Nexus users…
Android Instant Apps Stories January 23, 2017
Announced at I/O 2016 as a new model for software that doesn’t require a full download, the first Android Instant Apps are now live as part of limited testing. Initial partners include BuzzFeed, Wish, Periscope, and Viki, with Google also beginning to open up the experience for other third-party developers.
Android Instant Apps Stories May 19, 2016
Android Instant Apps may be one of the coolest announcements that Google made during the I/O 2016 keynote yesterday, and now we had a chance to see the new feature up close…
Android Instant Apps Stories May 18, 2016
Google had already showed us a glimpse of functionality in Android that made the platform capable of streaming apps from the Play Store without actually installing them — like with AdMob’s ad platform, for instance.
The feature had been rumored for a long time now, and games already took advantage of something similar, but today, the company has formally announced it under the “Android Instant Apps” name…
Android Instant Apps Stories May 2, 2016
Update: It appears that this feature of the Google app has been live for quite some time, and a Google Support page details the feature.
One of the most ambitious announcements to come from I/O this year was Android Instant Apps. The basic idea is to allow users to use a native app without having to first download it. In the same vein, Google announced app streaming late last year that would allow users to demo the app right from search. Google is beginning to roll out the feature with some select partners and those with the latest beta version of the Google app can try it now…