The Humble Bundle app is soon going to disappear from the Play Store. But it’s probably going to be easier for you to get those cool gaming and app bundles in the long run.
Humble Bundle announced today that it’s working on a new app, which when ready you’ll need to download directly to your Android device. While hinting at “new features,” the likely reason behind this move is to sell the bundles directly inside the app.
Google Play doesn’t permit shadow app stores, which is why you have to also sideload services like the Amazon Appstore.
If this is the plan for Humble Bundle, it would allow you to buy their deals right on your device instead of the rather janky method right now, where you have to purchase the bundle on their site and then initiate the download from the Android app.
If you have the app on your device it still works for accessing your past purchases. Humble says it will announce when its .apk is ready.
The impact on you: While getting the Humble Bundle app up and running will take a couple extra steps, the end result will be a better buying experience. With its own store right inside the app you would be able to peruse all their offerings and download them directly on your Android phone or tablet instead of going through the browser or firing up a PC.