Yes friends, you heard it right! You can download and try all paid apps and games for free from Google play store.
Google at its GDC 2017 event announced several improvements to Google Play apart from confirming a change in its algorithm to promote developers who build high quality games. The company reportedly also announced a feature dubbed “Playables” which will let developers advertise their games to users who can try games without installing them. The new Playables feature is being promoted as mini-game or teasers of gameplay without the need of a download.
Sissie Hsiao, Director of Product Management for Mobile Advertising, stressed that the new feature will be useful for both developers as well as users who can put their money only after trying it. According to a MediaPost report, the new Playables feature utilises HTML5 to create fully playable version of games right within the ad. The new Playables will start rolling out to users in the coming months.
Google at its annual Google Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference announced the new updates to its Google Play. The company also promised that it will now promote high quality experiences “based on engagement, not just installs.” It importantly will now allow developers to display sales on their apps, including free offers, on Google Play.
Google also introduced an all-new editorial page in Google Play. The new feature will be launching later this month. The new editorial page pages in Google Play will allow the company’s editors to hand pick games offering optimal gaming experiences on Android.
The company also announced some statistics that last year it saw roughly 300 million new (who were active 30 days) users adopting Android devices from emerging markets such as India, Brazil, and Indonesia. In 2016, over 100 million new users accessed local relevant forms of payments (such as direct carrier billing or gift cards) to access and buy favourite apps and games on Google Play.
CURRENTLY RUNNING OFFER REGARDING DOWNLOADING PAID APPS FOR FREE FROM PLAYSTORE
If you love the freebies offered by your favourite store, this could be of interest to you. Google has introduced a ‘Free” scheme for Android phone users by permitting them to download one paid app per week without having to pay anything.
This is available from the Play Store on your Android phone. Users can easily locate the app being offered by clicking on the ‘Free App of the Week’ that appears on the Play Store.
The app could cost any amount. According to this report, the app last week was ‘Ultimate Guitar Tabs & Chords’ costing just Rs.10/- in India while this week, it is ‘Card Wars – Adventure Time’, which is priced at Rs.200/-.
So, try your luck and choose the app you have wanted to download and install but were hesitant to do for different reasons. This could be the ideal time to enjoy using the app.
With this new weekly offer, Google is looking at a win-win situation where it is not only promoting the app but also allowing users to use them for free.
This is not the first time that Google has made an attempt like this, to lure its Android user community; a similar feature was brought out a couple of years back but withdrawn later. Users have to avail such offers when they are offered.
The report also says that Google is trying to reach out to countries which have poor network connectivity. Accordingly, it has rolled out an update for its Google Photos app as well its Duo and Allo apps.