ARCore is compatible with Play Instant Apps, an Android feature that enables apps and games to launch on devices running Android 5.0 (API level 21) or higher without having to first be installed. By providing an instant experience, you can improve your app or game's discovery, which helps drive more active users and create lower friction experiences.
Differences compared to conventional apps
When an AR-enabled Play Instant app is installed, Google Play will not automatically ensure that Google Play Services for AR is installed and up to date, no matter if your app is AR Required or AR Optional.
Instead, your app should use
ArCoreApk.requestInstall()to check that Google Play Services for AR is installed.
Instant Apps have size constraints. The ARCore SDK may count towards approximately 300kB of the 15MB Play Instant App size limit. For more information, see Reduce the size of your instant app.
- Follow the Android Developer's guide on how to create an instant-enabled app bundle.