Samsung has launched a new interactive website called iTest, in order to give iPhone users the opportunity to experience a little taste of its operating system. The web app provides a complete Android experience on an iOS device.
The new website is currently being tested and advertised in New Zealand. Upon visiting the iTest website on an iPhone, it prompts the user to install a web app to the Home Screen. After doing this, users can easily launch the web app like any other app and get to experience an Android or Galaxy device.
Samsung’s new web app, iTest, brings the Android experience to iOS devices
The website experience is quite engaging and performs a good job to replicate the Galaxy and Android experience on an iPhone via the web app. Users can change themes, browse the Galaxy Store, explore the Samsung Camera app, and much more. Samsung explains:
You’re about to get a little taste of Samsung, without changing phones. We can’t replicate every function, but you should quickly see that there is nothing daunting about switching to the other side.
While on the iTest website, users will receive various simulated text notifications and phone calls highlighting the differences in communicating with a friend, family member, or even a colleague. Samsung took advantage of this opportunity to advertise and promote its own products like Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Buds Pro, and Galaxy Watch3. However, there were a few areas where the app fell apart because of the limitations applied to web apps.
The Gallery apps show off photos, the settings app lets you know about some of the cool customization features available, and many tutorials for Samsung Health apps and Samsung Kids. The iTest website is very interactive and many jokes have been inserted in the simulation as well. When a user goes to the Settings app and taps on a setting, it will say that the experience was simplified “so our developer could have a lunch break.” When a user tries to open the Popular Apps folder, Samsung provides a notice that reads:
Don’t worry, all the apps you love are available. Because let’s be honest, most of the are Google products and we’re good buddies with those guys.
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