Google the search engine giant today announced that it will be adding a new way to try apps without installing them on their smartphones. This new feature will leverage the company’s own Android Instant Apps feature which was introduced last year at the Google I/O developers conference.
Google Instant Apps lets users check out the apps UI by visiting a URL. This happens when the developers separate their apps into small parts so that they can load up instantly. When the users test out the apps and like them they can simply download the full app from the Google Play Store. This also helps in the lowering of data consumed by the app.
The feature when initially announced was open to only a select number of developer’s, and at I/O 2017 the company announced that all developers will be able to take advantage of it. However, not many developers used it, so to help with the growth of the feature Google is now adding the Try It Now button to the Play Store. Which would help the feature to grow along, with helping the people to try out the apps before they make a commitment and download it from the Play Store.
This feature is now live on the Play Store, and you can test it out by opening the page for the Hollar, Skyscanner, BuzzFeed, Onefootball Live, Red Bull TV, dotlooop, ShareThe Meal, and The New York Time Crossword Puzzle apps.