Google is Killing Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

 

Image : Google

Image : Google

20 August 2016, USA :

Google announced today that it will be removing support for web apps from its Chrome web browser on Windows (and on Mac and Linux as well) over the next two years. These web apps will only be supported on Chrome OS for the foreseeable future, Google says.

“There are two types of Chrome apps: packaged apps and hosted apps,” Google VP Rahul Roy-Chowdhury explains. “Today, approximately 1 percent of users on Windows, Mac and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps, and most hosted apps are already implemented as regular web apps.”

Users who rely on Chrome web apps on Windows (or Mac or Linux) are advised to simply use web apps in the browser, and the firm has provided a migration guide for developers to bring their web apps, as weird as this sounds, to the web.

Google launched Chrome web apps in early 2013, providing native app-like functionality across platforms, using standard web technologies like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Available from the Chrome Web Store, these apps run outside the browser, work offline, and offer additional capabilities over web apps that run in the browser.

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