Google Play has always put users’ safety as its priority. In June, Google Play has started to add security metadata to all apps and app updates to help verify product authenticity from Google Play. Now, it has trusted SHAREit to securely deliver android apps from one device to another without internet connection. The internet giant has integrated its security metadata into SHAREit platform, debuting the first peer-to-peer sharing app with such integration.
According to recent report, Indians have downloaded 36.9 billion apps from Google Play Store. Not only from Google Play, in emerging countries like India, apps are often transferred from one user to another using peer to peer transfer apps like SHAREit. Apps usage has also witnessed 6% growth in 2017. As apps are having more important role in Indians life, keeping an app secure and authentic is a first thing to do before using an app. Google Play and SHAREit are joining hands to tackle the issue, providing a simpler, internet-less, and safer method to acquire apps for users.
With this integration, all the apps that users transfer using SHAREit platform will be authenticated and verified by Google Play without a need for internet connection, SHAREit is becoming an alternative for Android users who needs an “Offline Google Play”. How it works is that when a user shares an app via Google Play approved partner peer-to-peer apps like SHAREit, Google Play will be able to determine shared app authenticity while a device is offline, add those shared apps to user’s Play library, and manage app updates when the device is online again. Once a user transfers the app using SHAREit, users can have one click to install the app through SHAREit platform and if you have transferred several apps at one time, you can click “install all” to install all apps at once subject to the app is verified by Play Protect. This brings simplicity and security to all android users who have bad internet connection, or simply want to save internet data by transferring apps directly to each other through SHAREit, and avoid installing fake and malware apps at the same time.
SHAREit with 1.5 billion users is one of top 10 apps downloaded worldwide according to recent report by App Annie. Not only leading in file transfer area, as users demand for entertainment content has been increasing, SHAREit has also started to offer local contents such as movies and videos to its users. SHAREit has collaborated with leading Indian content aggregators to strengthen its content catalogue. Recently, SHAREit has partnered with companies like Times Music, Speed Records, Comedy One. These partnerships with all the local content generators and aggregators have been made with an aim to provide users with in India with large source of entertainment content.