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Now that the web-based Android Market is up and ready for consumption, we wanted to do a quick walk-through to show you how this new invention works.  This is an add-on that many of us have been patiently waiting for, so let’s see how it handles.    

Purchasing a new app:

Finding an app is fairly simple with this new web-based market using the search bar up in the top left corner.  Obviously we have these capabilities on our phones, but for those of us that sit in front of a computer all day, this is so much nicer.  You also have to love the fact that everything is laid out for you on one giant screen.  You can view the version number, see the app size, ratings, screenshots and when it was last updated all from one spot.

And if you have multiple devices like I do, then you’ll instantly become obsessed with the fact that you can specify which device you’d like to install your app to.

Once you find your app and decide to purchase it, the on-screen prompts act much like mobile market does.  First, you accept the terms and permissions, and then finalize your purchase using the same card that is set up on your Google Checkout account.  The great thing here, is that you aren’t actually taken to a separate Google Checkout site which seems to be the case in the mobile version.  The process happens on one screen and one screen only.

After completing the checkout process, the new market notifies you that your app will be sent to your phone and downloaded.  While it seems to be taking a bit longer than usual right now because of the flood of users testing it, I will say that I had zero issues and it happened instantly when the market first went live.  I’ve also pictured the screen which asks you which device to install your app to.  Lovin’ it.

Settings pages:

Here we have pictured the “Orders” and “Settings” pages which detail your recent app installs and purchases, plus a list out all of your available devices to install apps to.

App pages:

We are loving the new app-specific pages in the market.  You can see every single detail about the app your are thinking of installing on your phone in one place.  The layout here is well thought out and helps you decide quickly if this is the app for you.  They’ve also included handy tabs to get you to comments, update info and the permissions list.

You guys running into anything else in the market?  New tips and tricks?

  • Toni

    One solution to the “There are no Android devices associated with this account.” problem is to remove accounts.db and Market settings: http://hacktheman.org/fixing-android-market-website/

  • Sunsan

    I need help! I bought a droid milestone and i flashed it to metropcs. I downloaded a few apps and after a week, everytime i go to the app market it says to put in the password for my gmail email that i dont evev know because thats not my email. Can someone please help me with this situation. And if i reset my fone, would i have to flash it to metro again???

  • Anonymous

    The dark side of the new Android Market:
    convenient? Yes, for you and for anyone who may gain unauthorized access to your Gmail account. This would allow the attacker the ability to purchase and install any app available within the Android Market.

    Apps within the Android Market feature a lot of options, many of which could be used maliciously by an unauthorized third party.

    This is just one more reason to create strong passwords, and be ever vigilant about access to your accounts and devices.

  • Tkimball00

    I have the droid 1 and i cant seem to get the new web market to work right (remote install for the apps) i loved it with app brain and now the new market update doesnt let it do its magic, now i am rooted and currently with the new liquid gingerbread but i have switched a few roms since the release just to see if it would fix it plus even cleared the data for the market which didnt help either, any ideas?

  • Tkimball00

    I have the droid 1 and i cant seem to get the new web market to work right (remote install for the apps) i loved it with app brain and now the new market update doesnt let it do its magic, now i am rooted and currently with the new liquid gingerbread but i have switched a few roms since the release just to see if it would fix it plus even cleared the data for the market which didnt help either, any ideas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    Still loving this new feature, but I get this message every single time I go there with google chrome…

    Google Chrome can say for sure that you reached *.google.com, but cannot verify that that is the same site as market.android.com which you intended to reach. If you proceed, Chrome will not check for any further name mismatches. In general, it is best not to proceed past this point.

  • Talkdj

    I tried to dl’d Solitaire (free app) said that it was installed but it never was installed on my phone. When I went to the market on my phone I brought up Solitaire and it said it wasn’t installed. Hmmmmmmm…. HTC Incredible rooted with SkyRaider.

  • Jukboxhero

    so whats the consensus then guys? app brain still a better product? should i think about switching? otherwise im not wasting my time with this business. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/myuen Michael Yuen

    What I don’t like about the Market is that even though it shows you all the apps you’ve installed/purchased, it won’t show which apps are installed on which devices (like AppBrain.)

    It also won’t let you remove any devices associated with your account that you no longer own or want listed. I have 2 test devices that I no longer have, and they remain in My Devices without the ability to delete.

    Those are the only 2 issues I’ve come across with. Overall, I like it.

  • Yagermeister

    anyone with a DROID 1 experiencing an issue where the Market does not automatically state the proper Make and Model? I used the Market Update that went out a day or two ahead of it auto updating…could that be the issue? My list of apps is also off…new ones are not displayed in my list.

    I have 2.2.11. Uninstalling updates now and clearing cache and data…

  • Guest

    Stupid Question…What does the “OG” in OG DROID stand for? Does OG stand for OriGinal?

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s Original Gangster….

      • FortitudineVincimus

        you mean Original GangSTA – come on know your rap terminology

  • Jawshua

    You know even after I signed in on the webpage market, I browsed some apps and ones that I’ve already bought didn’t show up as purchased already on the website. That’s not good, I could possibly buy a duplicate of something I have. Why doesn’t it show up as to what we’ve already purchased?

    • Kelly

      Had that happen too, but they did show up in the “my market account” section. Logging out and back in fixed the issue.

  • Worm4603

    anyone else having trouble logging out

    • Kelly

      Yes, it acts like it didn’t log out, but if you go to another google page, like reader, it will prompt you to log in. doing that fixed the issues I was having with the new market

  • Bobt713

    Wouldnt it be great to know if the app can be stored on the SD card. My Nexus mem is running low.

  • Bobt713

    Wouldnt it be great to know if the app can be stored on the SD card. My Nexus mem is running low.

  • http://twitter.com/DaSpiter Jonathan Seymour

    Mine worked instantanously when I did it about 2 hours ago…when it was first live…I was amazed! It downloaded faster than mobile market

  • Jawshua

    Looks awesome and I can’t wait to use it!

    I wonder if they will have a market like Apple does where you download apps to your computer and use them on there. Because I jumped at the chance to play Angry Birds on my Mac.

  • Jawshua

    Looks awesome and I can’t wait to use it!

    I wonder if they will have a market like Apple does where you download apps to your computer and use them on there. Because I jumped at the chance to play Angry Birds on my Mac.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Sweet…thanks, Kellex, very helpful!

  • http://twitter.com/netposer net poser

    Not a single Android blog has mentioned this does not work for Gmail for apps (Google for Domains) users.

    So if you first setup your device and used your Gmail for domains account (for the market) then you are out of luck.

    • Richard

      To clarify the problem is if you have a google apps account, correct? I am then sol. bummer. Hopefully google will add this funcionality to us domain owners (unlike the chrome to phone feature).

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t read the link but when it first went live and I couldn’t sign on I saw a link for apps for domains users under troubleshooting (not that that means it was actually helpful)-did you read it or see it?
      Also, gmail for domains has more capabilities now, but if not already pushed on you the domain admin needs to implement… I haven’t checked to see if Market is on there…

  • Anonymous

    How can I name my device if it isn’t showing up in the first place?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

      go to the marketplace on your phone…I am not sure, I know that I am running the new marketplace app that was on XDA and I am on LFY 1.95

  • Anonymous

    Okay. I’m running Project Elite v4.2, and I wasn’t sure if the developers modified the Market in some way as to cause these issues.

    • Kelly

      Running the same rom and mine showed up first login

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    *for everybody who says they could not find there device. Did you go to My Market Account on the top right corner. Click on that, then click on settings tab, and name your device. I was having the same issues as you guys until I did that.

    • Sputnick

      Hmmm…I tried that but I dont see where I can name a device.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      all I see is “There are no Android devices associated with this account.”

      and YES I am logged in with my primary Google account (same as the phone) and YES I have used the Market on my phone lately.. no luck for me

  • iDROID

    Holly Molly, Kellex has a lot of machines under his name. Lucky you.

  • Worm4603

    it is not showing my device and wont let me log out

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    pretty awesome feature…now if it would just finish downloading…..

    • Kelly

      Noticed that for some apps it still said downloading on my phone, but they were actually done installing. But I’ve had that happen from the regular market too

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else getting “There are no Android devices associated with this account.”?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else getting “There are no Android devices associated with this account.”?

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else getting “There are no Android devices associated with this account.”?

    • Anonymous

      Yes. Is your device rooted, as well? I think it might be something to do with a modified Market apk…

      • Anonymous

        Yep, Sapphire 2.0.2 with the updated market.

        • Irish22022

          yep, liberty 1.0 (soon to be 1.5!!!!!), works fine. didn’t have to enter anything at all, just went to the link and signed in.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Smith/755055496 Robert Smith

          I am running Sapphire 2.0.2 on my Droid… no problems with the new web market.

      • daniel

        I am rooted running Apex 1.3.1 on my Droid X. It would suck if we couldn’t take advantage of the new Android Market cause I am rooted.

        • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

          my OG droid is rooted, and I can…Kellex has all of his devices rooted and he can….

      • FortitudineVincimus

        I am rooted, but it is the stock most recent Market

    • DickyDarko

      ya, not sure what the deal is. I wonder if it is because my default google account is a google apps account…

    • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

      I’m having the same problem, but I’m in the process of testing to see if maybe its related to whether running the updated Market on the phone (you know, the one where 1/3 of the screen is taken up by the featured apps) vs having the previous version.

      • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

        Nope, at least on my phone, market version means diddly. I’m running CM6.1.2 just as an informational thing.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      yep – I have this issue, tried all known fixes, none work

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      i have this problem. my phone is rooted, but everyone says that is not a problem. also, i have a regular gmail account, not a google apps account. what the hell?

  • sck226

    When you purchase an app, is it only for one device? Do you have to purchase it for each device? I’ve only ever had one device and wondered if I got a new one if my paid apps would go with me or if I’d have to buy them all over again.

    • http://ryan.snook.cc Snook

      No, all purchases I made with my G1 worked just fine when I got my G2.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-C-Kerr/827781725 Shannon C. Kerr

        I see, so your purchases transferred then I guess. What about those with two or more devices? Do they purchase the software for each device or when they buy it do you get it for all devices?

        • http://ryan.snook.cc Snook

          You purchase once and you can install it on all your devices.

  • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

    It’s not letting me make any purchases. Even though i’m already signed into my Google account, i keep getting this message “For your protection on checkout, please sign into your account again.”. I sign in, and then it’s the same thing over and over again. I guess it’s fitting since today is Groundhog Day.

    • XorDie

      lol great movie

  • Brandonv Gillis

    The search bar is in the top right.

    I know the whole L vs. R thing is tricky sometimes.

    • Anonymous

      it’s left when facing away from the monitor ;-)

    • tjhrulz

      you would find it funny how many people I know that use their hands to figure that out *facepalm*

  • Brandonv Gillis

    Advanced search sorting. “Relevance” vs “Popularity”

    Finding things like ADW Launcher is now possible without having to sift through tons of themes and crapware.

    Now… can we please get more advanced search options like “Most popular last (x) number of days” or maybe “Recently Added” (with the search term obviously)

    After all…. this is Google we are talking about…. the god of searching for things.

    • sck226

      How about “highest rated” too. Should be different than “Popularity” which I assume is based on number of downloads. Crap can be downloaded a lot.

      • Brandonv Gillis

        Exactly, surely I am not the only one who was hoping for a bunch of really good sorting capabilities on the web based market.

        How can App Brain do it so much better than…. *ahem*…. Google.

        I cannot be the only person that thinks very complex searching capabilities (which we know GOOG is capable of) would give Android Market a drastic advantage over the Apple Store

    • sck226

      How about “highest rated” too. Should be different than “Popularity” which I assume is based on number of downloads. Crap can be downloaded a lot.

    • sck226

      How about “highest rated” too. Should be different than “Popularity” which I assume is based on number of downloads. Crap can be downloaded a lot.

  • Mr. Steve

    First! Couldn’t resist.

  • Mr. Steve

    First! Couldn’t resist.