Google Brings Chrome Apps To Android And iOS

In September 2013, We listen a news that Chrome Apps would come to mobile operating systems as well  with a plan to have something ready in beta form by January.

yesterday Google announced an early developer preview of a toolchain based on Apache Cordova, the cross-platform mobile development framework that Adobe donated to the Apache Software Foundation after it acquired PhoneGap-maker Nitobi.

Using these tools, developers can take their existing Chrome Apps, wrap them into a native shell and submit them to Google Play and Apple’s App Store.


Some of the Chrome APIs Google has made available for Chrome Apps on mobile include:

  •     identity — sign-in users using OAuth2 without prompting for passwords
  •     payments (currently Android only) — sell virtual goods within your mobile app
  •     pushMessaging — push messages to your app from your server
  •     sockets — send and receive data over the network using TCP and UDP
  •     notifications (currently Android only) — send rich notifications from your mobile app
  •     storage — store and retrieve key-value data locally
  •     syncFileSystem — store and retrieve files backed by Google Drive
  •     alarms — run tasks periodically

Google announced plans to bring Chrome Apps to the desktop back in September, but only delivered on the promise last month when it debuted apps for OS X. Windows users will still have to wait.