Google updates Chrome Apps for Mobile to include rich notifications

Earlier this year, Google had made an important move to allow developers to package their web apps and submit them to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Known as Chrome App for Mobile, the move makes it easier for developers to have something that looks like a native app. Now, Google has updated its frameworks to bring rich notifications, Google Cloud Messaging support, and new Chrome APIs.

"The newest version of Chrome Apps for Mobile includes Chrome APIs for identity, Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) and rich notifications, as well as an improved developer workflow and modern WebView capabilities extended to older versions of Android," Google said on its blog.

Essentially, with the update, Chrome App for Mobile would behave more like natively built apps with rich notifications.

To show off some of the new functionality, Google had packaged its Topeka Polymer web app as a Chrome App for Mobile, and you can try it on Android by downloading it from the Play store.

Source: Google Chromium

Chuong H Nguyen
  • What app are you trying to get us to download?
  • Lol I'm lost too Posted via Android Central App
  • It links to a quiz app? But why? kiko on Xperia Z2
  • I'm pretty sure this is an example app built with the new API.
  • I had to reread the article several times to understand what it was about, I'm still not sure. The app looks nice though and I'll give it a try. Posted via Android Central App
  • Downloading it now. I think it has interactive notification Posted via Android Central App
  • So this notifies me if I become rich? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol Posted via Android Central App
  • Can someone please explain this article to me? I really can't understand what it says.
  • Sooooooooooo in other words mobile websites will look and act like actual apps? I'm not sure what the f-cks going on here. Posted via Android Central App
  • I think that it is a way of making apps on multiple platforms with high fps and smooth transitions. And because its a web-app it can run on f.eks older devices and such.. This is not a native standard android app. If you check out you will see that the web app there it almost exactly the same as the one on the android. Plus its material design :) Beautiful! Alot of animations in there as well.
  • Guys they speak on this app in the last paragraph this is an app with the new API. They are just using it as an example Posted via Android Central App