Google Reveals A Next Generation Of Chrome Apps

By | September 6, 2013 | 4 Comments


Google Reveals A Next Generation Of Chrome AppsCalls it “a new breed”.

It looks like Google has been cooking something special for its 5th birthday and no, it’s not a cake. Turns out, the search giant has been working on a next generation of Chrome apps that are set to rival those of Windows and Mac.

Not only will they work offline but those apps behave like any native app on other operating systems, meaning that they can access pretty much any part of your computer hardware, including storage, ports and Bluetooth connection.

While new apps are publicly available on Windows and Chrome OS only, Mac users can test them using the latest build from its Developer Channel, which includes a new Chrome App Launcher.

Looking for some cool apps? Google has a couple of recommendations that are worth checking out.

[Via: TheVerge]


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  • Tiago Sá

    Finally?

  • Dante

    Opera Widgets?

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael Luik

      Opera Widgets were based on a web standards specification, Chrome packaged apps are open-source-but-proprietary browser specific code from start.

  • Map

    Opera Widgets?