Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Desktop Web Apps with Chrome

Starting Google Chrome in application mode - Super User

from the command line:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app=http://google.com

How to Create Application Shortcuts in Google Chrome for Mac

What Are Chrome Apps? - Google Chrome
  • "Chrome Apps can integrate seamlessly into the desktop and look more like desktop applications than traditional web apps.
  • Chrome Apps for Desktop have no omnibox (address bar) and tab strip like normal browser-based apps, because like native desktop apps, they don’t live in a browser.
  • The Chrome App Launcher makes it easy for users to find and start your Chrome App.
  • OS X users can use the integrated spotlight search to find and start your app.
  • Chrome Apps for Desktop can access the host computer’s file system and make use of hardware features (like USB, Bluetooth and attached human interface devices)."
How to Turn Web Apps Into First-Class Desktop Citizens