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February 2, 2011

Android Market for the Web

Google has finally released the Web-based version of the Android Market, which is now available at market.android.com. You can link to applications, find apps from your computer and install them over the air.

Android Market for the Web includes all the applications, not just the ones that are available for a certain device or a certain version of Android, so it's much more comprehensive than the application that's installed on your Android device. You'll be able to find paid apps even if you live in a country where you can only install free apps and you'll be able to find apps that require Froyo even if your phone still uses Android Donut. In fact, you don't even have to be an Android user to explore the Market.

I've tried to install an application from the web site, but Google shows an "invalid request" error after the authentication process.



To make the Market even better, Google announced two additional features that will be available soon: in-app purchases and fixed pricing for various currencies. That means you'll see less apps that cost $1.73 or €2.26, assuming that developers will adjust their prices.

11 comments:

  1. Can't wait until they release the ability to sign in too!

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  2. Lol @ Anonymous, but cant agree more - waiting for login feature :D

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  3. I just signed in and used it to install an app on my og droid.

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  4. They should also include Google Buzz and Facebook for sharing Apps..

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  5. I really appreciate your post and you explain each and every point very well.Thanks for sharing this information.And I’ll love to read your next post too

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  6. Well, we were waiting for Google Music. NOT a word about that :'( . . .

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  7. As with others many of my apps are missing but looks good.

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Android+Market/thread?tid=6c697aef456091c7&hl=en

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  8. this is sweet, i have just started developing for an android, i was hoping a web based market would be available

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  9. lot easier than using on the phone, particularly lower end models

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  10. market.android.com is the best platform for android web developer. Now web developer can easily sell his web application over here and clients can directly interact with the web developer for web development requirement.

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