Nov 1, 2018

Chrome Apps Extend your development capability

Extend your development capability with Chrome Apps

You might be thinking, "If I write a standard web application, I can run it on any platform that has a web browser." Of course, this is absolutely right, but remember that Chrome Apps extend your development capacity beyond what you can do with traditional web apps:

  • Chrome Apps can integrate seamlessly into the desktop and look more like desktop applications than traditional web apps.
  • Chrome Apps for Desktop have no omnibox (address bar) and tab strip like normal browser-based apps, because like native desktop apps, they don't live in a browser.
  • The Chrome App Launcher makes it easy for users to find and start your Chrome App.
  • OS X users can use the integrated spotlight search to find and start your app.
  • Chrome Apps for Desktop can access the host computer's file system and make use of hardware features (like USB, Bluetooth and attached human interface devices).