Author Topic: Chrome apps to be phased out this year.  (Read 812 times)

gm66

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Re: Chrome apps to be phased out this year.
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 05:19:18 PM »
I think the big place that might be a problem is on Chrome OS. My experience with my Chromebook, before I left it on the airplane, was that the browser/extension experience was better than the app experience anyway.

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Re: Chrome apps to be phased out this year.
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 05:32:30 PM »
>> before I left it on the airplane

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Re: Chrome apps to be phased out this year.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 06:46:29 PM »
>browser/extension experience was better

From the article I read, it seems everyone else thought the same.  The C Apps just weren't getting any traction.

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Re: Chrome apps to be phased out this year.
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 11:56:09 PM »
The thing about the apps, is they seemed to be designed to work on tablets and phones and the UI felt like it. Same with Android apps on the Chromebook. A Chromebook really is a laptop, so the "desktop" paradigm works best and responsive wed design is fairly mature in how it scales to different sizes.

Headline: "Google is finally killing off Chrome apps, which nobody really used anyhow"
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/15/21067907/google-chrome-apps-end-support-lune-windows-macos-linux

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Foolish of me (or rather, fatigued and distracted of me), but as I said in the Chromebook thread, that's why I bought it for traveling - low cost, long battery life, almost no local data, strong password and two-factor auth required to log in, ability to revoke 2FA authorization remotely, everything backed up to the cloud.
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Re: Chrome apps to be phased out this year.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 12:05:16 AM »
> Same with Android apps on the Chromebook.

Yeah, but they are handy if you want to put together a does-everything device.  Ex: Peripheral devices in the smarthome world lean heavily on phone apps.  By putting phone apps in the Chromebook's start column, I have central command console with a keyboard

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