Google’s Instant Apps that was unveiled at the I/O conference in May last year is now available for testing. In an announcement on Monday, Google said it was running a limited test of the feature.
Instant Apps is an Android feature that allows users to run specific parts of an app without installing the full application.
Google has been working on the feature for a while now. The search giant has been collaborating with a number of developers and now it has made the feature available to Android users for the first time in a limited test.
Users can live test apps from BuzzFeed, Wish, Periscope, and Viki. Through the pilot project Google will collect user feedback and expand the experience to more apps and users.
Developers interested in the system will need to update their software with Instant App functionality, then “modularize” it so a small segment can be downloaded and run on the fly. Google has listed some steps for the Instant Apps development here. Instant apps consist of the same APIs and the same source code.
Once launched, Instant Apps will be a major breakthrough in the world of apps. Apps not only consume data and take up a substantial amount of space, they also run in background and continuously sync themselves. With the new feature, users can avoid all the hassles and run apps instantly with just a single click.