Verizon Wireless Launches Mobile Web Games and Apps Store
Today Verizon Wireless announced a new way for its subscribers to reach content from their handsets. The Mobile Web Games and Apps Store lets customers preview, sample and order games and applications directly from their phone's browser. The new apps store is available to Get It Now-capable phones with either WAP browsers or full HTML browsers. It also has a search function that allows users to seek out applications and games directly, rather than navigating through the store's menus. The Mobile Web Games and Apps Store is free to use as long as customers are already subscribed to a data plan. Applications and games are priced individually.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Apple iOS 11 Gains a Brand New App Store
Apple has totally overhauled the App Store for iOS devices. The App Store now features a new Today screen in order to start the in-store browsing experience.
Google Play Store Update Hitting Android Devices
Google has redesigned the Play Store and is pushing the new version to Android devices this week. The refreshed content store is significantly altered and makes locating apps, games, movies, TV, and music easier on the eyes thanks to new tabs.
Google Doing More to Promote the Best Apps
Google today announced the launch of Android Excellence, a new section in the Google Play Store that highlights the best of the best in terms of apps and games. Google says, "The new collections will showcase apps and games that deliver incredible user experiences on Android, use many of our best practices, and have great design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization." Some of the first apps and games highlighted in the section include City Mapper, Evernote, Golf Clash, Hotel Tonight, Kill Shot Bravo, Pictionary, Pocket, Skyscanner, and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
welcome to 2009
App stores are typically run by the manufacturer...not the carrier (atleast on smartphones).
Get It Now?