Google’s Fresh Two Way Strategy: Android Apps on Chrome and More
A shocking piece of news came out today, as Android apps are finding their way to Chrome, while fresh APIs for Chrome apps are coming to Android. Back in January the search engine giant had detailed a way to use Apache Cordova to make Chrome apps run and appear natively on Android.
The new and improved Chrome Apps for Mobile project relies on Cordova and includes extra support for APIs and allows developers to build apps faster. The new version of Chrome Apps for Mobile includes APIs for Google Cloud Messaging, rich notifications and so much more. There’s also an improved developer workflow and modern WebView capabilities, that have been expanded to older versions of Android.