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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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
3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1150; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
But you never had any Homescreen...
6. bloodline (Posts: 704; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
shame you can't default to a specific browser you like
8. buccob (Posts: 2162; 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
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1150; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Seems like an integration between android and chrome...
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3579; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yes the merger will result in good and nothing else.
7. saiki4116 (Posts: 375; 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