Install apps from browser

etaleb

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Apr 7, 2012
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guys - just moved from android where you can go to play.google.com, find an app and just install it on phone directly from there. Any similar functionality with iphone and app store? It helps when you are researching bunch of apps and using desktop is easy

Thx
 

C DM

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guys - just moved from android where you can go to play.google.com, find an app and just install it on phone directly from there. Any similar functionality with iphone and app store? It helps when you are researching bunch of apps and using desktop is easy

Thx
So are you looking to do this somehow from a desktop? Or doing it right on the device?
 

eyoungren

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So are you looking to do this somehow from a desktop? Or doing it right on the device?
OP is meaning from a browser on a computer.

As OP said, you can go there, look through apps and then instruct those apps to install on your device. Since your Google account has your device, the next time the device phones home Google installs the app.

OP, the iPhone does not work this way (although I wish it did). You have to access the app store on the device itself. You can look it up online using a browser on the device, but it will redirect you to the app store if you install.

Alternatively, you can have the app store open iTunes and download the app. The next time you sync your device using iTunes the app will be installed.

But the way you want to do it - Apple does not do it this way.
 

etaleb

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Apr 7, 2012
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Ok, I went past the initial setup - is it still possible to use the move to ios app

Thx