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.
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.
Google Adds Actual Games to Mobile Search
Google today made several simple games available to play directly in search results. Performing a search for solitaire will bring up a playable version of the card game.
Google Improves Visibility of Instant Apps with 'Try It Now' Button
Google today outlined a number of improvements it has made to the Play Store in order to help both consumers and developers make the most of Android apps and games. The most significant user-facing change is the addition of a "Try It Now" button that accompanies Instant Apps in the Play Store.
welcome to 2009
App stores are typically run by the manufacturer...not the carrier (atleast on smartphones).
Get It Now?