Google Chrome "apps" are just websites?



Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

Madbones
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Mar 07, 2010
Posts: 777
Location: In the zone

27 Oct 2011, 4:54 pm

Hey!
I was thinking of making a Google Web App...
But apon discovery most of the apps are just websites.....?
Are they just short cuts in your Chrome browser?



Bloodheart
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Jan 17, 2011
Posts: 2200
Location: Newcastle, England.

27 Oct 2011, 5:15 pm

Essentially, yes, they're just short-cuts.


_________________
Bloodheart

Good-looking girls break hearts, and goodhearted girls mend them.


Madbones
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Mar 07, 2010
Posts: 777
Location: In the zone

27 Oct 2011, 5:25 pm

Bloodheart wrote:
Essentially, yes, they're just short-cuts.

Your kidding?
So basicly... Its a link.
Thats a bit useless.
Would be a good way to promote a service though!



richie
Supporting Member
Supporting Member

User avatar

Joined: Jan 09, 2007
Posts: 31294
Location: Lake Whoop-Dee-Doo, Pennsylvania

27 Oct 2011, 7:33 pm

I have one google app short cut on my task bar and that is google news. On my net-book running XP I have numerous google shortcuts on the quick-launch.


_________________
Life! Liberty!...and Perseveration!!.....
Weiner's Law of Libraries: There are no answers, only cross references.....
My Blog: http://richiesroom.wordpress.com/


Apple_in_my_Eye
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: May 07, 2008
Posts: 4322
Location: in my brain

27 Oct 2011, 7:50 pm

I have the Google Tasks "app" on my taskbar. It may technically be a website, but it functions indistinguishably from a normal non-web-browser app. Also, turning it into a shortcut strips away all the irrelevant browsers controls so that it looks like a normal app window.



sliqua-jcooter
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Jan 25, 2010
Posts: 1537
Location: Burke, Virginia, USA

27 Oct 2011, 10:04 pm

From what I understand, and it's entirely possible that I'm wrong, the key difference between Chrome "apps" and webpages is that apps get access to the API that controls GUI elements of the frame/tab in question.

Because of the architecture of Chrome, each tab/site runs it's own process, so they're able to provide those kinds of APIs over JavaScript without running into security issues.



NeantHumain
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 5119
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

28 Oct 2011, 2:14 pm

sliqua-jcooter wrote:
From what I understand, and it's entirely possible that I'm wrong, the key difference between Chrome "apps" and webpages is that apps get access to the API that controls GUI elements of the frame/tab in question.

Because of the architecture of Chrome, each tab/site runs it's own process, so they're able to provide those kinds of APIs over JavaScript without running into security issues.

This is more or less correct. Google Chrome apps are just web apps written in HTML5 that take advantage of new features like canvas, video, SVG, WebGL, and a bunch of new APIs that can be accessed through JavaScript for everything from geolocation to offline storage to web workers for a sort of multithreading.



Display posts from previous:  Sort by  


Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 




You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Jump to: