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Chrome OS "panels" and Google Talk Chrome Web app go cross-platform

Back when we had the chance to play with some more mature builds of Chromium OS, one feature we particularly liked was its slick, panelized Google Talk funcationality. It later disappeared, replaced by a Gtalk app in the Chrome Web Store -- but while Google talks about 'the same platform everywhere,' the Gtalk Web app only worked on Chrome and Chromium OS. What about all us Windows, Mac,...

Chrome Web Store opens to international devs

The Chrome Web Store has had somewhat limited developer access since its launch back in December of 2010. Soon, however, international developers will be able to submit Web apps for sale in Google's open-but-closed Web marketplace. Fifteen additional countries have been added to the developer dashboard, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, ...

Google Chrome gets WebGL, Chrome Instant and Web Store in latest stable build

Google has promoted three major Chrome features from the beta channel to the stable build. With the latest version of Chrome, all users can take advantage of WebGL, Chrome Instant and the Chrome Web Store. WebGL brings hardware-accelerated 3D rendering to Chrome, making for some amazing graphics that could have gaming implications in the future. Right now, you can see it in action in several im...

Lackluster sales on Chrome Web Store continue; are people ready to pay for browser-specific Web apps?

At the time of writing, the top paid app on the Chrome Web Store has 65 weekly installs. The top game fares a little better, with a few hundred weekly installs. After months of hype from Google and a delayed launch, those figures seem a little -- how can I say this -- weak? The fact is, paid-for Web apps might be taking things just a little too far. If the Web has proven one thing, other than r...

AppJump Launcher is a handy, drop-down launcher for your Google Chrome Apps

The Chrome Web Store is finally here, and many of you probably have a handful of apps installed -- if for no other reason than a little eye candy on your new tab page. If you'd prefer a way to launch your apps that offers a bit more convenience and customization, check out the AppJump Launcher extension. In addition to adding a handy drop-down panel from which you can launch your Chrome Apps, ...

AOL You've Got News app offers a slick reading experience in Google Chrome

AOL -- who happens to own Download Squad and Switched -- has been all over Google Chrome this year. They've already released a handful of extensions like Lifestream, SHOUTcast, and Offsite for Chrome and now they're offering up their first app in the Chrome Web Store. Harkening back to days of yore, it's You've Got News. Unlike the New York Times app Seb showed you, You've Got News is a locall...

New York Times Chrome Web app hands-on: jaw-droppingly awesome

Truth be told, I've never been sold on the whole Web apps paradigm. They're just websites! Very pretty websites, but ultimately... just websites. But it seems I was missing the point: while they're websites to you and I, publishers and developers see them as something else entirely. They see Web apps as beautiful, standardized, cross-platform tools for dissemination of their content and, of cours...

The three kinds of Apps in the Chrome Web Store

Now that the Chrome Web Store has launched, we should have a better understanding of what these Apps are all about, right? Well, not so much. These aren't your typical apps, after all -- so it's still a little confusing. Let's take a look at what you're actually installing....

Google Docs gets HTML5 offline support and Chrome Web app

Google's been busy these past few days, but the fun doesn't stop with Chrome OS. Google Docs got some love yesterday with the announcement of a Google Docs Chrome 'Web app,' and the return of work offline mode in early 2011 courtesy of HTML5. Previously Google used Gears to provide work offline support for its cloud-based office suite, but retired the offline caching plug-in system in preference o...

TweetDeck launches faster and lighter Chrome Web app

TweetDeck, the AIR-based desktop and smartphone Twitter power app, has finally joined its biggest competitor, Seesmic, on the Web. The new TweetDeck app for Google's fledgling Chrome Web Store brings the best of what people loved about the desktop AIR-app to the Web, in what Iain Dodsworth, CEO of TweetDeck calls: "definitely our best version of a desktop TweetDeck so far." The Chrome app support...

Twitter Tuesday: Twitter gets embedded media, Littlecosm Twitter-based game launches

Hey there, Twitter geeks! It's Tuesday again, and that means it's time for another dose of Twitter news and apps! There's plenty to talk about this week, so let's get into it. First off, Twitter has just added embedded media to the new Twitter.com. Now you'll be able to play videos, music and movies from partner sites directly from #newtwitter. The partners for this announcement include YouTub...

First look at Google Chrome OS: 'Nothing but the Web'

The rumors are true: Google's big Chrome event today was all about Chrome OS. As expected, Chrome OS is a "nothing but the web" operating system that runs entirely on web apps, with the Chrome browser at the center of the experience. Google walked through the whole Chrome OS user experience at the event, and it really looks like a solid choice for everyday users who just want to browse, share, wo...

Chomium update shows additional Chrome Web app tweaks

The launch of Google Chrome OS has been delayed and we still haven't gotten to browse the aisles of the Chrome Web Store... but there's still plenty of app-related work going on at Google. In recent Chromium snapshots, for example, a couple of subtle UI tweaks show that we're inching ever closer to being able to install Web apps in Google Chrome. Chromium's wrench menu now displays how many ba...

Google Chrome Web Store delayed, may not launch until December

Back in mid-October, I mused that the Chrome Web Store might be getting ready to open its doors, but according to MediaMemo's Peter Kafka the launch isn't going to happen any time soon. Based on his discussions with developers who are building Web apps for Chrome, prevailing sentiment is that the Chrome Web Store will now open some time in early December. While some devs remain optimistic that...

More Chrome Web App features arrive in Chromium builds

Google Chrome's app-related features have been playing whac-a-mole with us for a number of months now. One day, a new feature peaks its head out, and the next day, it scampers back into hiding. As launch day approaches for the Chrome Web Store, however, expect to see those changes stick around once they appear. Among the more recent additions is support for background apps, which have actual...