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Cross-platform web apps arrive to your Android homescreen with new Chrome beta 31

0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2013, 03:36 posted on

Adding the webapp experience to Chrome for Android is huge, as developers can build cross platform app-like experiences that will appear as a homescreen icon just like regular applications. When users tap on them, they will open as an app, without all the browser paraphernalia like address bar or bookmarking. This could be a fine way to circumvent app stores and their restrictions or requirements, as well as build one-app-fits-all projects, not having to port them for each mobile OS first...

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posted on 04 Oct 2013, 03:39 2

1. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

Lol I have had this functionality since my first iPhone in 2007 hahaha

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 04:05 15

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1268; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

But you never had any Homescreen...

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 05:01 1

4. hmd74 (Posts: 475; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

which homescreen u talking about?

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:02 6

6. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

shame you can't default to a specific browser you like


posted on 04 Oct 2013, 10:04 2

8. buccob (Posts: 2452; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

You are talking about homescreen bookmarks... and this is not the same... Android has also had them since the beggining

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 03:59 5

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1268; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Seems like an integration between android and chrome...

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 05:31 3

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3690; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yes the merger will result in good and nothing else.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 07:06 1

7. saiki4116 (Posts: 379; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

Facebook will be my first webapp on my nexus 7. Facebook app sucks on android.Google+ way better than that

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