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Android Instant Apps are finally ready for prime-time, available to all developers

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William Mulcahy
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p Last year’s Google I/O brought Android Instant Apps, which give people the ability to play around with apps without the need to actually download them.

Since then, Instant Apps were put on the back burner, but it looks like they are finally ready for developers to tinker away.

In a nutshell, Instant Apps allow websites to load native applications from search results.

These apps have the basic functionality of native Android apps, such as being able to request permissions, and do not require an update to the latest version of Android.

Read: How to use Instant Apps

Instant Apps are not meant to replace regular applications – they are lightweight versions of their native counterparts, meant more as a tease than the full experience.

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