Last year, on the 5th birthday of Chrome, Google unveiled a new breed of Chrome Apps for the desktop. These apps were made available to all platforms, although Mac was initially excluded. They did make a difference, though, highlighting the following features:
- Work offline
- More app, less Chrome
- Connect to the cloud
- Stay up-to-speed
- Play nice with your connected devices
- Keep updated automatically
- Pick up where you left off
- Sleep easier
- Launch apps directly from the desktop
This week, the team is going one step further – and wider – by foraying in the mobile market. Chrome apps are now coming to iOS – and other platforms.
While this is an early developer preview, they have provided tools and necessary information that will get the early birds going.
For users, the bottom line: we’re going to see Chrome apps in the App Store soon.