The first Instant Apps will become available on Android today. With the arrival of Android Nougat during last May, Google presented an interesting tool – still under development – under the name of Instant Apps, which would allow applications to run quickly without installing them on the device, just by clicking on links like they were simple web pages.
We already told you in detail about the operation of this feature, and since then, we have not had new news about Instant Apps.
But today, just a few minutes ago Google surprised us in its official blog for developers, with a new publication that indicates that starting today will be available the first Instant Apps in the form of Live Preview.
As you can read in the publication, at the moment they are a small number of services that have integrated the Instant Apps, although from this same statement they indicate the steps that the developers must follow to include this system in their applications. It has also been indicated that the full SDK will be available in the coming months.
We have been working with a small number of developers to refine user and developer experiences. Today, some of these instant applications will be available to Android users for the first time in a limited trial, including applications from BuzzFeed, Wish, Periscope and Viki. By collecting feedback from users and feedback on the product, we can extend the experience to more applications and more users.
In addition, with these first tests, Google aims to receive feedback and opinions from both users and developers in order to improve this new system before it is released globally later this year.