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Android Instant Apps are Now Open To All Developers

Google’s Android Instant Apps were announced at last years Google I/O, and was the company’s idea of letting Android apps run instantly without requiring installation. At I/O 2017, the company finally announced that Android Instant Apps are now open to all Android developers.

All devices running Marshmallow and above support Instant Apps, with Google saying that Android O will offer a “more efficient runtime sandbox for instant apps.” Google is also working to expand available to older devices on Android 5.0 Lollipop. All developers can now build Instant Apps. With the launch of Android Studio 3.0, the company now also has all of the tooling in place to help developers modularise their applications.

Google has introduced over 50 new experiences for users to try from developers such as HotPads, Jet, the New York Times, Vimeo, and One Football apps. “While these experiences have only been live for a short amount of time, the early data shows positive results. For example, Jet and HotPads are seeing double digit increases in purchases and leads generated,” Jonathan Karmel, Product Manager, Google said.

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