The merger between Android and Chrome was inevitable, especially after the introduction of the chrome Android at Google HQ.

Chrome Android

Now, Google is taking the steps necessary to make the merger a reality with its Chrome Apps toolchain.

The software allows developers to “wrap” Android or iOS coding around their Chrome Apps, making them usable on Android and iOS platforms.

Google’s also opening up a number of API’s to allow authenticate users and provide push messaging, mobile payments, and storage. Thus, a Chrome App could function exactly like a native Android app, expanding the capabilities of Chrome OS and possibly other Google Apps.

Unfortunately, you’re not going to find that single “killer” Chrome app — I do like Pixlr Editor for photos — so we might be waiting for some expansion.

Via: TechCrunch

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Justin · January 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

It’ll be nice because it’s essentially an all platform development strategy Windows/Mac/Android/chrome/iOS

    Jeffrey Taylor · January 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Yes, exactly. Google wants everyone using Chrome and the best way to do that is make sure its apps work across all devices and systems.

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