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tjeremiah
December 7th, 2010, 11:23 PM
Personally, I think its cool and loaded for the first day, but for some reason I cant get apps to work. They download but dont work (Ubuntu Chrome from the dev ppa). Overall thoughts on the store?

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/12/500x_chrome-web-store.jpg
Today, Google's launched the Chrome Web Store which allows you to buy webapps through a unified storefront. Google utilizes its checkout system to make transactions easy and, within the Chrome browser, webapp performance is fast. It's launching today and will be available this afternoon at chrome.google.com/webstore.
Google brought in a few partners to demo a few apps. The New York Times will be launching a slick webapp that makes browsing articles and photos a much better experience. In an effort to highlight speed and performance—clearly the theme of today's Google event—Google demoed a few web games. While these games are pretty simple, they make use of high-definition graphics and work as well as their desktop counterparts. One particular game was Poppit, a balloon popping puzzle game, which will be embedded in Chrome 9. Many of these apps, such as those previously mentioned, will work even when you're offline.

Some demoed apps will be available for purchase today when the Chrome Web Store launches later today, and others, such as Amazon's Kindle Webapp, will be available later on.

http://lifehacker.com/5708457/google-launches-the-chrome-web-store-and-updates-chrome?skyline=true&s=i

Ric_NYC
December 8th, 2010, 03:40 AM
I installed this 3 apps to test it:

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1051/screenshot1x0.png


It is interesting... Is this the "Chrome OS"?

mfsousa
December 9th, 2010, 03:33 AM
I had found a great game: "Kingdoms at War". Just search at the chrome web store. I'm already addicted to it. :D

tjeremiah
December 9th, 2010, 08:14 PM
since the release I've got the apps to work but what im noticing is that the majority of the apps are just webpages.

Jolicoeur
December 9th, 2010, 08:58 PM
I had found a great game: "Kingdoms at War". Just search at the chrome web store. I'm already addicted to it. :D

The apps download and work with Chromium? If not, is there a way to install chrome on Ubuntu, Thanks :D

brydonhunter
December 9th, 2010, 09:00 PM
The apps will come in time, very easy to get your app listed. I know we will also see a lot of crap.

Bölvaður
December 9th, 2010, 10:17 PM
The apps download and work with Chromium? If not, is there a way to install chrome on Ubuntu, Thanks :D

if it works then it should be no problem installing this https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/aelpbbhpcpelmnfablcbcianelefnnbg

for me the problem is that I dont have it up to date.

if not then you can visit

http://www.google.com/chrome/

Linye
December 9th, 2010, 10:24 PM
The apps download and work with Chromium? If not, is there a way to install chrome on Ubuntu, Thanks :D

They work here

I'm using version 8.0.552.215 (67652) Ubuntu 10.10

Lancro
December 9th, 2010, 10:48 PM
They are all in english, spanish is always forgotten, well Ill test them in english to see "the cloud power".

KingYaba
December 10th, 2010, 01:15 AM
The games that I have installed run very well. I'm impressed.

phrostbyte
December 10th, 2010, 01:31 AM
I think kind of amusing idea, since there are already millions of "web apps" out there (including Ubuntuforums, which is really just another web app). Hopefully this will encourage more webapps that support HTML5's offline mode though.

madjr
December 10th, 2010, 02:05 PM
The games that I have installed run very well. I'm impressed.

playing playing plants vs zombies here!

could not play that before directly in linux, always needed wine.

we are going to get many more working apps thanks to chrome store.

here they show the potential of the store:

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/more/webstore.html


am also pretty excited about webGL:

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/17/2010/12/chrome-webgl.jpg