Chrome Show: Making Chrome Apps on Chromebooks

The Chrome Show 2014

Finally, the Chromebook Pixel has reached more of its potential. Actually, all Chromebooks have, now that you can create Chrome Apps in a new tool available from Google. The Chrome Dev Editor is in a preview mode but that doesn’t mean it’s not a capable piece of software. On this week’s podcast, we discuss why this tool is important and what it means in Google’s overall Chrome strategy. We also highlight a few new Chromebooks and revisit one firm’s claim that Chromecast usage is down. According to Google, who has the actual data, it’s up.

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SHOW NOTES:

Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

There’s a new Chromebook available¬†for schools

Yes, you can develop Chrome Apps (and even migrate them to an Android device) on a Chromebook

Legacy packaged apps must be migrated to the new Chrome Apps, says Google

Lenovo’s Ideapad 11 Chromebook is on Amazon for pre-order: $329 (Thanks, Brent!)

Google says Chromecast usage is actually up, not down.

Kevin bought a Raspberry Pi. It *could* run Chrome but…. it can also be a low-cost Google Cloud Print server.

Google Hangouts goes WebRTC / plug-in free on Chrome

App / extension of the week: Chrome Dev Editor

 

 

 

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