Chrome App Development

What Are Chrome Apps?

Chrome App let you use HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript to deliver an experience comparable to a native application.

By building a Chrome App, as opposed to going with a traditional web app or a native mobile app, you expand your potential audience and extend your development capability.

Expand your potential audience

When you write a Chrome App, as opposed to an app that runs natively on a particular operating system, you immediately make your app available to a much wider audience.

To any desktop

Instead of writing and maintaining separate applications for Windows, OS X and Linux, you can write a single application that runs anywhere it runs. This includes Windows, Linux, and OS X.

To mobile devices [via Cordova]

Using Chrome-Apps for Mobile (MCA), you can deploy your applications to mobile and target hardware features only available on Android and IOS platforms.

Extend your development capability

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  Apps extend your development capacity beyond what you can do with traditional web apps:

The best way to see what Chrome Apps look like is to install some.

Who should build Chrome Apps?

Everyone! But some sectors have a special interest in Chrome Apps.

Device manufacturers The cross platform nature of Chrome Apps makes writing device drivers less painful. A device manufacturer only needs to write one application for configuring their device and it will run on any device.Educators

Chromebooks are an inexpensive, low-maintenance option for bringing laptops into every classroom. Chrome Apps make teaching easy with easy to install applications that run natively on Chrome books. For example: