Google announced earlier this week that it would be bringing some changes to its Play Store, one of the most notable being the “Try It Now” button. This will be making use of the Android Instant Apps technology, which will start being integrated into the Google Play.
Thanks to this, users interested in an app will be able to give it a go and see if they like it, but without having to first download it.
Instant Apps Should Ease the Phone’s Memory
The Android Instant Apps were first introduced during the 2016 I/O, Google’s developer conference. This technology sweeps by native apps and instead, functions thanks to a single tap on a URL.
To work, developers have to break their apps into smaller, runnable parts, capable of starting within seconds. Initially, this technology was only available to a select number of developers, but later got generally released during the 2017 Google I/O.
Now, Google will be transitioning the Instant Apps and integrating them into its Play Store. Thanks to this, users can just click on the “Try It Now” button, available on a number of select apps, for the moment, and try the program without having to download it.
Besides saving them some phone memory, it could also help users make a quicker decision without having to go through all the Install – Uninstall, and even free memory process.
At the moment, the collection of applications using Instant Apps is still small. It includes Skyscanner, Red Bull, Hollar, and NYTimes (Crossword), among others.
Besides the Instant Apps integration, the Play Store is also getting a revamped Editor’s Choice. This is now live in 17 countries, as a start.
The Play Store also built a new home for its Games, one that will be featuring trailers and screenshots of the gameplay. Reportedly, this will also come to include some new sections as well and quite soon. One of them would be a “New” tab, for trending and upcoming games, as well as a “Premium” one, for paid games.
These are also just a number of the changes expected to go live in Google’s Play Store.
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