This week Google has officially unveiled its latest iteration in apps for Google Chrome and Chrome OS users…packaged apps. Now you can install this new brand of apps that provide native app goodness, will work offline, and can communicate with additional hardware that is hooked up to your computers.
You may be wondering exactly what packaged apps are, so here is a clear and succinct wrap-up directly from the Chrome Web Store:
From the Apps page: These combine the best of websites and native applications – they’re available offline & from any computer, are always up to date and they can communicate with devices like USB drives & Bluetooth speakers.
Packaged apps are definitely not your garden variety apps or extensions, so if you are looking for something with a bit more punch for offline work or fun, then you may want to upgrade to the Dev Channel and browse on over to the Chrome Web Store.
You can start trying out packaged apps as well as learn more about them by visiting the links below…
Preview the new Chrome packaged apps [The Chromium Blog]
[via OMG! Chrome!]