Hopefully, in the very near future, we’ll see more and more Chromecast enabled applications. Today, Google announced the availability of the Chromecast SDK for everyone wishing to add Chromecast support to their apps:
This is extremely good news, though I can’t imagine that there are too many more apps that I’d like to see with Chromecast features.
Koushik Dutta, who developed the awesome, but root only, Allcast ($4.99) app already announced an update.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe this announcement means Chromecast will suddenly be able to mirror a tablet or smartphone screen.
Now is the time to purchase a Chromecast if you don’t have one. The question is, what apps do you want to see gain Chromecast support? Here’s my few:
- Drive: add support for casting presentations
- Hangouts – chat via the big screen (there is a way to do this using a tablet and laptop)
- Games – how about Battleship, checkers, or Connect Four? Right now, you can play Tic Tac Toe on your Chromecast.