If you’re chomping at the bit to try out some of Googles Web App features in Chrome/ium then read on!
Google announced that a new Chrome Web Store was being built earlier this year at their annual Google I/O conference.
Whilst the launch of the store itself is due later this year, progress on enabling support for Web Applications in the browser is apace.
Try it out
You can try out a handful of “web apps” (and i use the term loosely here) in the Chrome Dev channel or one of the Chromium daily builds. If you’re running one of those, and want to see what the fuss is all about, create a new launcher with the following command or run it from a terminal: -
- chromium-browser –enable-apps
- google-chrome –enable-apps
Get some WebApps
Whilst Google ship Chrome and Chromium with some example webapps these will be removed in a few short days. Thankfully Lee over at DownloadSquad has put these up for download on the site and created many, many others to boot – props!
Because of the need for WebApps to be installed from a local source at present you need to endure you do the following: -
- Right-click and save on the web-app you wish to use
- Once it has downloaded open it in Chrome/ium (by dragging it onto the window)
Web App? Fo real?