Almost a year ago, Google announced Instant Apps, a technology that would allow you to use apps without even installing them. The company stated that to offer this functionality, developers won't have to rebuild their apps from scratch, but some might need to be updated - which could take less than a day.
Earlier this year, it also said that it had begun live testing of Android Instant Apps with a small set of developers. At its I/O developer conference this year, Google has announced that Instant Apps are now open to all developers.
Google stated that users can already test over 50 Instant Apps from various developers including the New York Times, Vimeo, HotPads, and more. It also claimed that early tests indicated positive results, as some developers have experienced double-digit growth in terms of purchases and leads generated. As such, the company is now opening Instant Apps to all developers.
To begin, developers will need to download the latest preview version of Android Studio 3.0 as well as the Android Instant Apps SDK. The company says that using the tools mentioned above, it takes roughly 4-6 weeks to develop an instant app. Once app development is completed, Play Console services will aid you in its distribution. Google went on to say that:
Instant Apps continues to ramp up on the latest Android devices in more than 40 countries. And with Android O, we've gone further, building a new, more efficient runtime sandbox for instant apps, sharable support libraries to reduce app size, and launcher integration support.
You can find out more about Android Instant Apps by hitting the source link below.