Google Launches Web Based App Store for Android

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update 6/11/2024: this is a post from a blog that I contributed to in 2011 called TechHacking, it shut down eventually but I was happy to be able to find some of my work through the internet archive.

Google launched a web based app store for Android which allows you to browse, preview, and buy apps from your computer on to your Android. It is up and available now.

I personally am not a huge fan of the app store on the Android device itself. It is too cluttered, it is difficult to find apps, and it is not very clean cut in comparison to Apple’s app store.

The new web store has many improvements in all of those areas. It looks absolutely great. There are various categories, stunning visuals, and just a well done overall design. It almost makes you want to buy an app.

This is similar to the way that you can purchase books for your Kindle from amazon.com and have them delivered wirelessly. Once you purchase an application through the Google web store, it will be delivered to the device that is registered on your account.

This new way to purchase applications will definitely give Google more of a competitive advantage over Apple, and make the app buying experience a little more enjoyable.

Read it right from the source: Google Mobile Blog

https://web.archive.org/web/20120901233937/https://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/02/introducing-android-market-website.html

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