Perhaps the biggest announcement during day one of Google I/O was the Chrome Web Store — an app store for web apps that lives in Google’s Chrome web browser (and soon Chrome OS). There’s a lot of curiosity out there about how this will work. Here are a few early pictures to show you:
Here’s what tabs currently look like in Chrome (notice the TC favicon, Google is watching):
Here’s what installed apps will look like (on the left):
Here’s the app installation pop-up (notice that it informs you what it will need to access):
Here’s what the app launch page in Chrome will look like (the final icon is for the store itself):
Here’s one app, MugTug Darkroom, running in Chrome:
Google Chrome is an based on the open source web browser Chromium which is based on Webkit. It was accidentally announced prematurely on September 1, 2008 and slated for release the following day. It premiered originally on Windows only, with Mac OS and Linux versions released in early 2010. Features include: Tabbed browsing where each tab gets its own process, leading to faster and more stable browsing. If one tab crashes, the whole browser doesn’t go down with it A...