Android users can now get notified when upcoming apps are released

  • IANS, New York
  • Updated: May 12, 2015 15:17 IST

With an interesting new feature introduced by Google to the Play Store in place, you can now pre-register 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.

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.

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