Back in October last year, we introduced App Indexing to a small group of developers. Over the last few months, we added many more apps and launched App Indexing globally with international language support. This week at Google I/O, we’re delighted to announce that App Indexing is now available to all Android developers! Accompanying the launch is a set of self-service features that will make your participation in the program easier than ever.
In addition, we are announcing several new features to help developers drive re-engagement of their apps through Google Search. First, you may notice that the apps are now appearing differently in our search results -- in place of an “Open in app” button, the search result title link will now take users directly to the content inside the app. Second, we’re also announcing a new App Indexing API as part of Google Play Services 5.0 that gives you a way to specify app deep links -- through your app -- for indexing purposes. To read more, please check out http://goo.gl/jO9O84
Last but not least, we are excited to unveil our latest growing list of supported apps, including ABC News, Airbnb, AutoTrader, BuzzFeed, CBS, Cookpad, Crackle, Daily Mail Online, Dailymotion, The Economic Times, Fox News, francetv info, Hot Pepper Gourmet, Houzz, KASKUS, Kompas.com, musiXmatch, NDTV, Orbitz, RetailMeNot Coupons, Shazam, Strava, Subito.it, The Guardian, The Washington Post, ViewRanger GPS, Viki, and many more. To see the full roster, please check out our developer site, where you can also find step-by-step technical instructions on how to participate in App Indexing.