We have enjoyed the upgrade of the Android Market (Google Play) that brought application installs from a browser for some time now. To use this feature all you have to do is be logged into your Google Play account (same one used on your device) through a browser and you can view, purchase, and install applications & push content to your Android device. Google has now integrated this feature in Google+, adding a social media component to the App side of the Play Store.
If you or someone you have Circled shares a link of an application in Google+, there will now be an "Install" button embedded into the post. The placement of the button and application description makes the post look simple & elegant. Google's commitment to integrate their products brings promise to Android users that the experience will become more fluid & simple to use.
After some testing, I found some things that I would consider "missing" and/or can be simplified. The application description feels as if it is missing information. I would like to see ratings of the application and price of a paid app (currently says, "Buy") in the post. Google possible omitted rating information to keep the post clean and simple would I feel its relevant information and should be displayed. The display of the price of a paid application rather than a "Buy" button seemed simple to me but maybe done to prevent discouragement of the visual of overpriced apps. Lastly, the installation process couple is simplified. Currently when you click on the "Install Button,” it redirects you to a Google Play page and then asks you to confirm the install or purchase. It would be convenient to just include that process within Google+ as a popup if possible.
What do you all think about this new integration by Google? Is it nice the way it is or needs improvements?