Sunday, March 12, 2017

Microsoft's Playable Ads Let You Try Apps Without Downloading

How many times have you downloaded an app that you deleted within minutes because it sucked? At least this way you can essentially get a feel for the app without downloading anything.

Playable Ads are a completely new way for end users to interact with ads and apps. With this capability, end users never leave the current app. The ad click will result in inline expandable app streaming: for three minutes, the user can interact with the app as if it’s already installed on his/her device. This gives the user time to decide if he or she wants to install the app. At the end of the streaming session, users can click on a link to install the app if the app experience met expectations.