Chrome Web Store – What’s a web app?

Chrome Web Store – What’s a web app?


When the web started, web sites were simple:
they had text. When you were sick of text, you could have…more text.  And then an
image.  And then…more text. The web, in essence, was about reading. “Doing”
was reserved for programs you installed in your computer.
Over time, though, websites evolved. They became faster and more responsive and added
richer graphics, audio, video and animations. Today, websites offer features that are pretty
much like those found in applications installed from a cd: we can write and send emails, play
games, edit photos, watch videos and more. One of the cool things about “web apps”,
as we call this new generation of websites, is that you never have to update them.  Every
time you visit Gmail, for example, you automatically enjoy its latest version with its newest features.
And you can use web apps from any device with a browser: your office computer, your personal
laptop, even your phone. At Google, we designed our web browser, Chrome,
specifically to run web apps, keeping it faster and up to date with the latest web features,
like 3D graphics and apps that work offiine. We’ve now taken Chrome’s support for web
apps to the next level with the Chrome Web Store, our new online marketplace. Try a web
app from the Chrome Web Store and you’ll get a colorful new shortcut to this app in
your new tab page. And don’t worry; you can easily remove an app if you want to.
There are thousands more apps waiting for you to discover them at chrome.google.com/webstore.
Have fun exploring!

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    Dr. Benton Quest

    @OnlyJustUnknown Chrome does almost everything you listed here. Plus it's light years faster and easier to use. Chrome is brand new and is already the third most used browser. Give it another year, it's still a baby.

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    Joel4god

    @OnlyJustUnknown Chrome has extensions which is just like Firefox addons. They have nearly everything firefox has in place of addons but now Chrome also had apps which is pretty cool. Firefox is just ugly and clunky no matter how much you tweak it.

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    DewMan001

    @bipenettt An app is a website that does a task. For example, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google Docs are all web apps.

    Where as extensions are little programs that you install on your browser to give it more functions. For example, the LastPass extension gives your browser the function of saving your passwords or the Google Dictionary extension lets your browser look up words without leaving the page.

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    Simon Bengtsson

    @OnlyJustUnknown

    It seems like you havn't even tried Google Chrome! You know, Chrome too have a louds of addons. All of the things you mention above is possible to find for Chrome too.

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    Simon Bengtsson

    @OnlyJustUnknown There is LOADS of ftp extensions for Google Chrome! Just search for ftp in chrome web store 🙂

    But yeah, I guess their is some extensions that doesn't exist for google chrome and that besides the better configuration options in FF makes it to a good competitor, but right now I choose the speed of Chrome. Especially the instant start up time!

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    yudanielk

    Is Google going to be releasing SDKs specifically for creating web apps?

    From a purely developer point of view, a major factor to getting people developing for Chrome OS is by making sure the apps are compatible with other browsers. Nobody likes to spend time learning a new environment and having to manage multiple versions of the same program/site.

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    yudanielk

    @Nnnvcg Oh… I thought Google was going to create a new model for the web apps that target Chrome kind of like what they did for Android.

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    ArthurNL78

    So if a web app is the new generation website then can somebody explain to me the difference between Chrome web store and Google search engine? Why in Gods name would I pay to 'install' a website that I can also just visit?

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    Arda Xi

    @ArthurNL78 Don't take the 'store' literally. Most of the 'bookmarks' are free. Some of the apps are not even bookmarks, but actual apps. Some are worth the money.

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    existingdark

    Good for you, but I don't want to deal with it. Where's my option to remove the "apps" from my new tab page? I tried editing the html, but I found no "save" feature.

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    Aaron Bobeck

    @Madfoot713 Which is good. The extensions are really what makes Google Chrome the best. Google chrome might become more popular than Firefox's addons.

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    Brian Yang

    @bitcloud1 That's the point. Google is trying to say that a lot of websites these days do tasks that would normally be a program you download and install on your computer. Gmail is not a typical website that you read. It's an email client.

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    Brian Yang

    @kakuna121 Hover over one of the app icons on your new tab page. Click the wrench icon that appears. Then click Uninstall.

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    Super Smelly Bob

    I HATE THE NEW CHROME STORE the old one is better . Is there anny way i could change it to the old version???

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    rdsct

    You can't say this is an appstore, this is just an index of webpages you can easly find on Google without "installing" them…

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    Gameboygenius

    0:48 "Every time you visit GMail, for example, you automatically enjoy its latest version with its newest features."
    If only I didn't have to use that new PoS GMail interface… With "web apps" you can't choose not to upgrade.

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    Maureen Benedettini

    Hey Dave how are you. I totally adore chrome. Making money on line is second to being educated on so many things so You can get a better job online. Or just learn everything about my passions. I want to learn how to do more.. Have a wonderful day, maybe watch a movie onlne..I XXX GOOGLE plus 1

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    Jimmi Jørgensen

    Lidt forvirrende at komme ind i Google Chrome synes jeg hopper fra det ene til det andet,hvad du skal gøre osv! Vh Jimmi.

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    DeliriousIntentions

    Quit with the BS talk! Explain how to load the app!
    I installed a few apps and I can't find them anywhere!
    I followed every help tip and video. But the new version does NOT display a link to the installed apps!

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    Monika Mendiratta

    http://clkmein.com/qBNS1v simply use this link in firefox to use chrome extension in android… 100% working….but use it in firefox..reply me if any problen occurs.

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    Alexandr Seleznov

    Probably the best solution for the new Tabs in your Google Chrome. By TabIt developer: TabIt – BookMarks (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabit-bookmarks/nlpjfjjgmmpjbcjbnjklbggcancdaehm)

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    Threelly AI

    Youtube comments are full of amusements sometimes….
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo

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    Threelly AI

    Extraterrestrial Composition 👽 🎶
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-ai-for-youtube/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo

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