Google Play adds “Try it Now” button so you can try apps before installing them

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Credit: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/19/google-play-adds-android-instant-apps-via-a-try-it-now-button-among-other-changes/

Google has introduced a new way to try an app on Google Play before downloading it to your phone. I tried installing an app on the Play Store earlier in the week, and I was surprised to discover an option asking me to try out the app before installing it. When I hit the button, I was instantly granted access to its settings and features; yet I hadn’t installed it at the time.

I think it’s a good way to try out some apps, especially ones that offer less than what they actually advertised. I have lost count of the number of times I have had to install and then uninstall an app just because it offers something different from what it advertised. If this new feature solves that problem; then the Play Store has solved one of the biggest issues of installing an app that pretends to be something it isn’t.

“We’re also excited to integrate Android Instant Apps with a ‘Try it Now‘ button on store listings. With a single tap, people can jump right into the app experience without installing,” Vineet Buch, Director of Product Management, Google Play Apps & Games announced.

“Try it Now” is powered by “Android Instant Apps,” a technology Google introduced at the I/O developer conference last year. Instant Apps according to TechCrunch, launch with just a tap on a URL. Developers, however, will have it have to partition their apps into small, runnable parts to enable them start within a couple of seconds.

With over 2 billion users across 190 countries, the Google Play, the store is apparently one of the most visited when it comes to all kinds of Android apps. It provides a platform for various developers to make their apps available for users to download. In 2016, 82 billion apps were downloaded; a figure that will almost certainly grow in the coming years considering the popularity of the Android OS.

Talking about app, Google had during the week updated its Photos app with a new feature that allows the app to detect and group all your pet photos in one place, and alongside other photos.

That means Photos will henceforth sort out your photos based on algorithm. Perhaps, it brings an end to typing words like “dog” or “cat” when searching for pictures of your pet within the app. Google Photos will also allow you to label the pictures it grouped for you—and that of course makes it easier to search and find the perfect portrait previously taken of your pet.

It would equally interest you to know that you can now back up all your photos along with those of your pets in the app—and that is because Google Photos now lets you do just that with ease. Thanks to a feature that was added last March, the app now helps you to store, organize and share your photos and videos without stress. It doesn’t matter where you are and the type of connection available to you; the new automatic and faster backup feature makes it easier to back up your lovely photos.


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