Google Means to Take Chrome Apps to Every Major Platform


Google’s announcement last week of a tool for building Chrome apps that can run on Android and Apple’s iOS mobile platform could have much more far reaching implications than many observers realize. The new development toolkit from Google is based on Apache Cordova and lets developers build native Chrome apps for Android and iOS using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. “The toolchain wraps your Chrome App with a native application shell and enables you to distribute your app via Google Play and the Apple App Store,” notes a post from Google. “We provide a simple developer workflow for packaging a Chrome App natively for mobile platforms.”

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