AppBrain Launches Push Installation for Apps via Website
Last month at Google I/O we got a early glimpse into some of features that will hit Android in the future. Not quite ready for Froyo, many expect to see these goodies land with Gingerbread late this year or early next year. Among the standout features was the ability to install applications on your phone by simply sending it over the air from the Android Market website. Thanks to the crafty guys at AppBrain, we don’t have to wait for this capability.
Users can now click an “install” button while browsing an application from the AppBrain website and have the app or game sent directly to their phones. This is eerily similar to what Vic Gundutra gave us as part of his Day 2 Keynote, except that it uses their own version of the Android Market. All that is required is the installation of an AppBrain application on your phone. Once you sync up with their system, it’s all down hill! The best part is that it works with all flavors of Android from 1.5 on up to 2.2 Froyo.