Isn’t it hard to wait for an forthcoming app to appear in Google Play? But hold! Google has arranged for you a way do this by allowing preregistration for forthcoming Android games / apps and get notified whenever they are made available by developers. A post from Android Police says that the Google Play store will now notify users about the games / apps they have preregistered from the second they are available for download.
The first app receiving this honor is Terminator Genisys: Revolution. The Google Play page for this Android game mentions no release date and price. However the page has all other details like screenshots, videos and the app description. Glu Mobile, the Android game developer behind the app has featured the app-page with preregistration option which can be opted by Android users in a single tap from their phone’ Google Play app or by logging in the Google account from the desktop version of Google Play store.
There is an upside of this feature. Developers will keep users assured that they are working on the app and inform them when it’s made available in the Google Play store. This will also help Android app developers get good marketing to the app without any efforts in designing a market strategy. May be Google will also add an “Upcoming Apps” tab to the home page of the Google Play store where all upcoming apps will be showcased, which will automatically receive enough marketing without much efforts from their developers.
The downside is that you still have to wait to get notification about the release of the app. You will never know how long you have to wait for the app and what device the app will support or will your device be compatible to run the app or not.
Also, you can unregister the preregistration any time by tapping “Unregister” button.
So far, no official statement has come out from Google for adding preregistration feature to Google Play store. Let’s see how beneficial this new option is proved for both Android application developer and Android device users.