We first learned about Android Instant Apps back when Android 7.0 Nougat was still just Android N at Google I/O. Testing has been ongoing and progress has been slow — we have yet to arrive at the utopia of not having to download an app to get a slice of an app interface to do what we need.
But the hope is that we finally have enough apps to have to showcase them and what they can do in what’s essentially an extended interactive advertisement. The Google Play Store has a new “Apps to Try Now” section and, presumably, if your phone supports running instant apps, you’ll see a “try now” button on their listings.
So far, there are only eight apps in the category: [one_half]
- NYTimes – Crossword
- BuzzFeed: News, Tasty, Quizzes
- Onefootball Live Soccer Scores
- Red Bull TV: Live Sports, Music & Entertainment
- ShareTheMeal – Help children
Now, if only more phones were able to take advantage of instant apps…