Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Sep 2013 15:22 UTC
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The new apps look and behave much like the native apps you find on Windows and OS X. They're built using web technologies, but also with Chrome-specific code that means they won't be able to run on other web browsers - they're truly Chrome apps. They can exist outside of your browser window as distinct apps, work offline, and sync across devices and operating systems. They can also access your computer's GPU, storage, camera, ports, and Bluetooth connection. Chrome Apps are, for now, only available through Chrome on Windows or Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Mac users will have to wait another six weeks before their version of Chrome will be updated.

This is very important for Chrome OS - since this means it can now have applications outside of the browser. Google's plans for Chrome OS suddenly became a whole lot clearer.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by leos on Sat 7th Sep 2013 04:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
leos
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Cross platform applications are the biggest lie of the century. Maybe they were true when the computing platforms were Windows, Linux, and OSX but with the advent of the mobile OSes, that's no longer an achievable goal.


Qt Is changing that as we speak. Native speeds cross platform between desktop and mobile. Sure if you want a good UI you're going to want to make separate UIs for the different form factors, but it does work, and will work a lot better come Qt 5.2 with full support for Android and iOS (and Blackberry and Jolla and Ubuntu etc etc)

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