Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Google announces The Chrome Web Store

Google announced today that they launched the Chrome Web Store, an open marketplace for web applications that will be available for users by the end of the year.
The heads-up to developers will give them time to create their new apps and go through whatever approval process Google sets up.

"To give you a preview of what it means to prepare a web app for the store, we've published some preliminary documentation," said Erik Kay, Lead Software Engineer. "We look forward to your feedback and sharing our progress with you openly as many of the technical details will likely change before we launch."

The creation of a Chromium OS app store is probably a move by Google in the direction of creating a marketplace for mobile OS based apps similar to Apple's model. There has been speculation that Google would like its own tablet, or at least have its OS used for such a device.