Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Sep 2013 15:22 UTC

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 BluenoseJake
by JAlexoid on Sat 7th Sep 2013 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by BluenoseJake"
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You can attempt to make it sound as innocuous as you want, but there's no decoupling the above with the fact that Google wants web developers to build apps that are non-standard, not supported by anyone other than Google.

OMG! Wanting to have more developers for your platform is evil!!!

Would you describe encouraging web developers to build apps that only work with Google products and based on absolutely no open standard whatsoever as not evil?

As long as they are not encouraging developers to replace open standards with proprietary tech...
In any case, all of the APIs that Google is offering(not demanding) are implemented in an open manner.

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