App previews (video demos) finally coming to the App Store


A feature that iOS users really needed for quite a lot of time — and one that's been available on Android for ages — is finally going to make its way to Apple's mobile platform. Ladies and gents, with iOS 8, Apple will finally enable application developers to treat users with video trailers and demos of their apps, in addition to just screenshots.

Hooray! While screenshots work for most apps, there are still some more advanced pieces of software that totally require to be seen in action by the user in order to create a good enough impression about the capabilities and experience of the app. Meanwhile, games are an app category that absolutely needs that kind of functionality in order to woo users more easily.

As it has been revealed at the WWDC 2014 keynote today, just like on Android, iOS 8 will let users see promo video of apps or games in the screenshots area of each title. How cool is that! Well, yeah, we totally agree that the feature had to be implemented a lot of time ago, but you know what they say - better late than never!

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9 Comments

1. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Siri-ously?

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

And they don't have trial versions.....that's awful.

2. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I guess that is mandatory.

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Nice update. Saves time instead of always going to Youtube and whatnot.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This. If I usually don't know about an app, I watch the video on the GPS before downloading. Nice touch Apple.

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

If i usually don't know an app, i download the trial version of it.....oh App store doesn't offer trial versions.

9. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

But the WP store does. One of the many reasons why WP is my favorite OS. :D

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP has had this feature since 2010.

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Video demos in WP, are you sure ?

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