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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how different is this from what java promised to do?

I don't remember java forcing me to have a G+ account to install an application, just like Google forces you to get one in order to install one.

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bnolsen Member since:

is it possible to side load chrome apps? that i honestly don't know.

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JAlexoid Member since:

YOu can distribute your CRX files in any way you wish.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:

Really? Are they holding a gun to your head to use their tools?

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Hiev Member since:

Lol no, but don't try to sell the idea that this is with good intentions, because, guess what, you need to be logged in after you install the applications, is not enough to have an account to install them, you need to be logged in to use the applications, if you are not logged in it doesn't matter, you can't use it, the app launcher won't let you, it is pure tracking, what would they need you to be logged in to use a downloaded app? to track every thing you do in your own pc and lock you in, that is pure evil.

Edited 2013-09-07 15:53 UTC

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