Google Play store will now let you ‘pre-register’ for future apps
You can pre-order books, smartphones and many other products on any number of ecommerce sites. Now it goes one step further. You can even pre-register for upcoming apps.
The search giant Google is all set to allow you to pre-register at the Play Store for upcoming Android apps. Interested users may simply tap the pre-register icon to show their interest. Pre-registration is free for Android customers, and there’s no obligation to download or buy the app once it is live.
You will be intimated when the app is actually launched on the Play Store. The process sets up an alert that prompts a user once the app is available. It is not a lock-in, since users can cancel their interest if they have a change of heart, TechCrunch reported. Pre-registration could be useful for games that are timed for release alongside films or big budget productions that want to drive up interest and hype pre-launch.