Google and Apple are planning to go head-to-head in 2018, with Google’s Play Store and Apple App Store competing for the same share of app downloads in the coming months.
Google is aiming to win the title with its own mobile app store, the Google Play Store, which it has been building up in recent years.
The new slate of slides, designed by Google, will be available on Google’s website and in Apple’s iTunes app store starting on September 10.
Google’s slides, called SlideShare, will focus on the “next-generation” Google Maps, a Google subsidiary that will offer navigation tools for navigation.
The company is also expected to release a new version of its app store.
Google said it would use the slide-share service to help users find what they are looking for in its apps, even if they don’t know it.
Apple’s App store will be free to download on the App Store, but it will require a subscription to use, as will Google’s SlideShare app.
The new slides will also require a Google Plus account, but the company said the subscription fee is paid for by Google.
Google is targeting the App store with the new SlideShare slides as a way to promote its own services, such as Google Maps and Google Photos.
“We believe that SlideShare is an essential app that anyone can use to discover the best of Google Maps or Google Photos,” Apple’s app store manager Chris Kroll said in a blog post announcing the service.
“But it also offers an opportunity to share experiences with the broader Google ecosystem, so we’re excited to give people the opportunity to try SlideShare as part of Google’s own curated app experience.”
The company has also been developing an app for iOS called SlideSlide that it says will be “like the Google Maps app on the iPhone.”
The slide-sharing service will also offer Google+ and its own Google Hangouts video calling app.
Slides, which are available in the Play Store on Google, are part of a push by Google to expand its mobile app offerings in 2018.
The latest version of Google Apps on Android includes SlideShare and SlideShare Plus, two Google-developed services that will give users access to a wide range of features.