As we've been tuned into the Google live event, something that many folks have been waiting a long time for has now become reality. Yes, the Android Market is now online for purchases straight from you desktop web browser.  You can check out the Android Market webstore now although it does not seem fully enabled as of yet as most folks cannot login.  Some of the features added to the online webstore include an app and device manager that allows you to install apps direct from the market to your device as well as improved methods of filtering items so that it is ultimately easier to find apps of interest. In addition to those inclusions, Google has also made sure to include as much social networking integration as possible. [Android Market Webstore]

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onixblack says:

I tried signing in but it wouldn't let me

bobaka says:

still doesnt work here either 'invalid request'

jeffreytz says:

It's online but not quite firing on all cylinders; I'm getting an "invalid request" error when I try to sign in with my Google Account. Opening day jitters :) Still looks great though.

dcbelcher says:

Same here. No login love.

Baconator says:

I keep getting invalid request when I try to sign in. :(

jerastan says:

Categories are jacked up as well. Many games are listed under the live wallpaper section. No login here either. Ugh...

agraceffa says:

Can't login either.

Side note: I find it amusing that the video for the Pulse News Reader shows an iPad and no Android devices. Um, guys if you're going to post a video on the Android Market, might want to show an actual Android device.

Pibe38 says:

Same as everyone above... "Invalid request" when logging in.

KwietStorm says:

Now I'm gonna feel obligated to download apps all willy nilly, but I can't, because my phone has no damn storage.

Dark_Blu says:

Is your phone an EVO? Mine is and storage is at a premium on this thing.

El Jefe says:

You guys need to turn those pieces of crap in and get a Droid X!

With 8GB of dedicated app storage....I couldn't run out of space if I tried!

(j/k..The EVO really is a great phone, I am just yanking your chain.)

tomh1979 says:

And give up Froyo or updates all together, lol, nah i'm sure they'll want to keep the evo, lol.

Sambo41 says:

I can't log in either but it will be nice when it's fully functional.

netposer says:

Same as everyone above... "Invalid request" when logging in.

I'm using Gmail for domains but it seems this is affecting even regular Gmail users.

NicksGarage says:

Can't log in either. How is this going to supplant AppBrain? Doesn't even seem to do as much as AppBrain. I'd prefer a Google solution but not sure this is the one.

uansari1 says:

Since the Fast Web Installer was disabled in Android, Appbrain has been nothing more than a way to see what apps were popular. Market will have that OTA functionality.

fantasma4 says:

Maybe appbrain didn't have Fast Web support anymore... but you can still browse and select apps... then go into your phone and just sync all at once, and it would have been a pita to do on the android market one by one.

El Jefe says:

Appbrain might as well shut down their servers as soon as this site becomes fully operational. Ever since they had to disable their "Fast Web Installer" feature I have not really found much use for it anyway.

same as everyone above :(

Milad6923 says:

don't know about you guys but I just installed an app from the web store and it was so damn fast :)

GRRemlin says:

Screenshot or it didn't happen :)

Looks like it's working for some people, but not all. I guess they're on it...!/AndroidDev/status/32880741960384512

skapp02 says:

Has yet to work for me. Invalid request like everyone else.

asifriyaz says:

can not log in error

asifriyaz says:


Google Home | Sign in

Invalid request.

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ki4cgs says:

Invalid request.

Stiv_X says:

Anyone have any idea if this will allow installing apps to a non-rooted nook color?

EvanGMan says:

Tried logging in at several different spots. "Invalid Request" every time.

johnnydroid3 says:

Invalid request, same issue.?

EvanGMan says:

In other news, "Gun Bros" is the first slide on the home page? lol.. interesting choice.

Hey guys, since no one has mentioned it, I'm getting a "invalid request" when I try to log in. Just a heads up :j

crea78 says:

I was able to log in at 3:02pm EST.

agraceffa says:

Second that. Its up and running now.

Marshy says:

I can get in, but my device isn't listed under settings. And it only has a small list of apps I've installed.
I'm pumped for this. Finally they have a market website, something they should have had done a long time ago.

Up and running now! About to try it out on installation.

Installed Honeycomb live wallpaper on the phone from the web-store in no time!

iPwn says:

I can login, but I get this error when I try to download something:

java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: SERVER_ERROR;null;StartTimeMs=1296677565139;ServerTimeSec=9.998542547225952;TCP;Deadline=10.0;CliLog=256;SrvLog=256;FailFast;ReqSecLevel=integrity;RespFormat=UNCOMPRESSED;/MixerService.CheckPurchasePermission;LastReqID=a6225840585cffb7;LastGlobalID=5dff3a513b3e9bde;Server=;Originator=finsky;Tag=

Google needs to get their act together.

jaw4bama says:

Yep, its working now! Works GREAT!

seymor42 says:

What I want to know is what ever happened to the rating system Google was putting in place (General, Teen, Mature)? This would have been a great opportunity to roll that out.

Milad6923 says:

@ marshy : are you serious ? they have my htc hero on the list but not your phone?! what phone you have?

chayes995 says:

Login now works, transaction went through smoothly!

Milad6923 says:

How about if they put the update for all android phones through the market- web based , and every one can enjoy the freshest android the same time without begging the careers ?

netposer says:


None of my accounts work so I'm guessing this is another Google product that does not support Gmail for Domains?

I hope not but if it is then it's 100% useless for me since my Gmail for domains is my primary account on my device.

I'm having the same problems with an Apps account. Its a shame they release all this stuff but it doesn't work with their paid products.

netposer says:

Here is how to get access

If you're using a Google Apps account, it's only possible to access the Android Market website if your account has been migrated to the new Google Apps infrastructure.

If your account has not yet been migrated, we recommend contacting your Google Apps domain administrator for assistance.

For more information about the migration to the new Google Apps infrastructure, please visit our Google Apps transition guide:

working for me too. I didnt even have to log in. im using chrome and was already signed into google because i was checking gmail. ;) looks like it ties in with all the other google sights because ya cant sign in when youre already signed in.

Drootz says:

Still can't login still getting invalid request =(

azjerry says:

Was able to log in but most of my installed apps are listed. I searched for a couple of them and verified that they are still available for my phone.

onixblack says:

Login working now

onixblack says:

I think If I was able to review the application from online that would be awesome.

Sambo41 says:

I was finally able to login. Seems to work great.

DarkWizard says:

i just login... so let me get this saves your apps for you

tfviola says:

Guess I'm a lucky one--was able to log on. Was hoping that they would have some kind of password option enabled, but didn't see anything like that. Still checking it out, but like it so far!

zero3187 says:

Shouldn't google have had this available a long time ago? It's just something I wish I've had access to.

icebike says:


Until recently, the app-o-sphere was just too small to really warrant it.

Android wanted to match Apple's direct on the phone installation without the need to have an itunes like interface.

Now, as the market gains enough size and things like AppBrain have demonstrated a demand for a web interface they finally got in gear.

Its nice to be able to push things to the phone, but not essential. It does make search easier. And the fact you can do it without cabling up is simply slicker than snot on a gold tooth.

ksat says:

Would LOVE to see an UNINSTALL button on my apps... Maybe it's there and its hiding.

dustinfrank says:

log in works now, but downloads don't. I even went through the trouble-shooting steps, which, oddly, point to Google Talk. No downloads happening to the phone.

daveloft says:

Yeah same for me as well.

I fear it has something to do with my custom ROM.

Back in the day when AppBrain worked and was able to install apps for you. It worked great for me till I installed a custom ROM on my Galaxy S. After that it never worked. Apparently everyone using that custom ROM has the same IMEI number.

So I think the same issue that blocked AppBrain from working is blocking Google Web Market from pushing apps to my phone.

Can anyone else confirm this?

Does anyone running a custom ROM have it working? Anyone with a Galaxy S?

veryjiggy says:

I HOPE thats not true! I have a custom ROM and even I am unable to download any apps. :(((

wwowz says:

Hey, I have telus galaxy s fascinate 3g+ with Nero v5 rom installed.

I just tried install over the wifi (i.e. no cable, no market logged in from the phone) and it works perfectly fine.

As soon as i clicked install, it recognized phone and the name popped up on the screen.

After that, my phone was downloading the app instantly.

I don't think custom rom is the issue here.

daveloft says:

So maybe just the GT-I9000 custom ROM's or it's just first day release issues.

i logged on without a problem..

Go Android! says:

The only problem is Chrome doesn't think is a safe website. Lmao how ironic.

MowDownJoe says:

My Cr-47 thinks it's perfectly safe. Dunno about your Chrome install...

Chrome works fine with this website.

Averix says:

I'm disappointed. I get to browse apps on a bigger screen is all. Where's the filtering? Where's the ability to block apps from a certain vendor (find the picture best for you!)? I guess I was hoping for more than just a web page with the same market.

Marshy says:

Still unable to get my device to show up. It shows my apps and says they are installed, however when I try to install a new one it says that there are no devices associated with this account. I logged in under my primary and I've been browsing the market. Boo.

mgiusto says:

Nothing will install to my phone, I've tried several apps and nothing occurs on my phone at all, but on the apps now say "Installed" even though they never showed up on my phone.

T-Mobile Galaxy S Vibrant rooted with Bionix-v By Team Whiskey Froyo 2.2

It works perfectly. Google did great with this website. (HTC EVO) Internal memory is fine. each day more and more apps are allowing you to save them to the SD card. There is no EVO killer on the market yet. A few bells and whistles out there but not enough to jump ship.

meyerweb says:

Google gets more like Microsoft every day. Let your competitors develop superior technology (e.g., Appbrain), then steal the best parts of it and say you invented it.

ksat says:

Awesome... Web Market is dead again - seems to have filtered out all of the applications! :) haha!

Google is not impressing me at the moment. I expected a much better interface and many more options than this. This looks like a 12-yr old designed and wrote it.

Come on Google!

Does The New Android Web Market Share a Platform With Chrome Web Store?

A detailed review of the new website shows that the features, functionality and layout are remarkably similar to the Chrome Web Store, which leads us to believe that they share a common platform and simply have different “skins” applied for look and feel along with some features filtered by device platform.

This has some significance:

branislav says: