With the multitude and variety of Android apps and games coming up, it is easy to lose track of some. For those who genuinely want to keep record of upcoming releases, the only option was to subscribe to newsletters or developers’ websites, creating a cluster of information undeniably tiring at times.
Google Play Store came up with a solution. It will now feature a pre-register button for all upcoming applications and games. Different from a pre-order feature, the new pre-register button allows Android users to easily keep their app or game of choice in check. On release, the users that have pre-registered will be notified on the device they used for subscribing to the feature.
The whole process is simple, yet highly efficient. If interested in an application or a game, all users have to do is search for it, check for the pre-register button where the buy/install button usually features, click it and subscribe to receiving information on when the app or game is released on the market.
The pre-registration feature creates no obligation to the user with view to actual purchase of the app or game, nor does it forcefully download or install it on the device. It is a slick, simple and innovative way to keep news of release dates in check. It also offers the possibility to unregister once the user losses interest in the application or game.
While this rather simplistic feature is welcomed by many Android users, forums are buzzing with suggestions of improvement. The pre-register feature so far doesn’t offer any information on the application or game compatibility with devices, nor on the price if any is released at all. Good comments some may say.
From the same array of improvement suggestions, some users would like that Google Play Store also develops the feature to announce end-users when an app or a game goes on sale. AppSales does just that. However, wouldn’t it be wonderful if all information on one app or game would be built-in?
Others suggested that a built-in option for downloading the app or game via preferred network should be integrated.
With such a pool of creative comments, Google Play Store has a bundle to develop on. For now, pre-registration in its simple form is still viewed as a formidable way to keep things real and simple. Hopefully, the game changer will halt development of malicious copies of apps and games.
The first game featuring pre-registration is Terminator Genisys: Revolution. It is expected that developer GluMobile will release it approximately at the same time when the movie is released in theaters.
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