Feeds

Google readies Chrome OS web app store

Desktopware verboten

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Google I/O Google is launching an online app store for web applications. Its upcoming Chrome Web Store will be available through its Chrome web browser and Chrome OS, the upcoming netbook operating system based on the browser.

Google vice president of product management Sunder Pichai announced the store this morning at Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco, and he said that it will soon be rolled into the Chrome browser developer build.

The store will show up as a tab within the browser, and it will offer both free and paid applications. When they find apps they like, users will add shortcuts to Chrome's toolbar.

The store is billed as a "marketplace". Developers upload their apps to the store on their own, and the store will include a built-in payment system.

Preliminary documentation is available here.

Google says that 70 million people are now using Chrome, and the company promises the store will arrive in the official version of Chrome "later this year." Chrome OS also arrives later this year. It's due on netbooks in the fall, and considering that it won't run local applications - at all - it's no surprise that Google will provide a single place for locating online applications.

Separately, Google recently introduced a marketplace for Google Apps, where developers can punt applications that dovetail with its online business suite. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows
Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things
Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable
Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™
Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
Eat up Martha! Microsoft slings handwriting recog into OneNote on Android
Freehand input on non-Windows kit for the first time
Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.