Android Instant Apps were one of the main statements that originated from Google during the company’s annual I/O 2016 keynote. It seems the company is lastly ready for its live testing with select apps.
The Android Instant Apps feature basically allows users to open any app by just tapping on a link equal if the app isn’t installed and is an expansion of the app gushing feature the company’s been working on for a few years.
Announcing the early live testing of the Android Instant Apps feature, Google’s Aurash Mahbod, Software Engineer, Google Play told that “Android Instant Apps was showed at Google I/O last year as a new way to run Android apps short of requiring installation. Instant Apps are a significant part of our effort to help users discover and route apps with minimal friction.”
Mahbod revealed that Google worked with select developers to carry the first set Instant Apps. Starting, few Instant Apps from BuzzFeed, Periscope, Wish and Viki will be available to Android users in a “limited test.” Google has established plans to expand the accessibility of Instant Apps to “more apps and users.” The company will be gathering user feedback from the initial Instant Apps to bring improvements.
Android Instant Apps will lease users access apps from search, social media, and other deep links without the want to stop and first install the app. The company at I/O 2016 had clarified that the feature requires partner apps to be constructed with modules which will mean that user will use only the necessary modules when tapping on an app’s feature wanting downloading the entire app.
“To develop an instant app, you’ll need to fill in your existing Android app to take advantage of Instant Apps functionality and then modularize your app so amount of it can be downloaded and track on-the-fly. You’ll use the same Android APIs and Android Studio project,” Mahbod stated. Google has set that the full SDK will be available in the coming months.