A Google Chrome App is a web application that runs on the Google Chrome web browser. Chrome apps can be obtained from the Chrome Web Store where apps, extensions, and themes can be installed or bought. There are two types of apps, hosted and packaged, which have different locations of their executable and are targeted at different use cases.
On August 19, 2016, Google announced that it would begin phasing out Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac and Linux (both packaged and hosted) by the end of 2016, finishing the process in early 2018. The company said that such apps will, however, continue to be supported and maintained on Chrome OS "for the foreseeable future".
|Google Chrome Apps|
|Created by||Google and other app developers|
|Launched||December 6, 2010|
Chrome apps can be hosted or packaged. Hosted apps have their background web pages on a remote server and the app acts like a bookmark or shortcut; packaged apps have off-line functionality making use of local storage.
Packaged apps were launched on September 5, 2013. They have features very similar to a native desktop app, namely offline capable (by default), can interact with hardware devices, and can access local storage. Packaged apps are not confined to the regular Chrome interface and can display without a classic window menu and operating system user interface elements.
Hosted apps are the original type of Chrome apps. They contain a single manifest file that contains the URL and additional information about the app. Hosted apps are usually offline and are subject to regular web page security restrictions.
Ampache is a free software Web-based Audio file manager / web Media Server. The name is a play on the two words "Amplifier" and "Apache". It was originally written to take advantage of Apache's Mod_mp3 but has since been adapted to use its own streaming method. Ampache's Mascot is a squirrel called Fraz, originally drawn by Kirsten Petersen, later digitized by Ben Shields, and redesigned by Agnès Champavier in 2008.Any.do
Any.do is a productivity app designed to help people get more done. Any.do launched its to-do list and task list app in November 2011 on Android followed by complimentary apps for iOS and Chrome in 2012, as well as a web app and a premium subscription model in 2014. By November 2013, Any.do reached over 7M users, over 10 million users in March 2014, and 15 million in November 2016. In November 2016, the company launched Any.do 4, that combined the a to do list, a calendar, and a part AI part human personal assistant that can complete users tasks in a single app. In 2017, the company announced a partnership with Amazon Alexa and Slack. In 2018, the company launched a smart grocery list and shopping list feature as well as integration with Google Assistant and Siri.
Any.do was co-founded by Omer Perchik, Itay Kahana, and Yoni Lindenfeld. It has offices in both Tel Aviv and San Francisco.Comparison of on-demand music streaming services
The following is a list of on-demand music streaming services. The services offer streaming of full-length content via the Internet as a part of their service, without the listener necessarily purchasing a file for download. This type of service is comparable to internet radio. Many of these sites have advertising and offer non-free options in the style of an online music store. For a list of online music stores that provide a means of purchasing and downloading music as files of some sort, see: Comparison of online music stores. Many of both types of sites offer services similar to an online music database.List of Google Easter eggs
The technology company Google "prides itself on being a playful company" and has added Easter eggs and April Fools' Day jokes and hoaxes into many of its products and services, such as Google Search, YouTube, and Android since at least 2000.Easter eggs are hidden features or messages, inside jokes, and cultural references inserted into media. They are often well hidden, so that users find it gratifying when they discover them, helping form bonds between their creators and finders. Google's Easter eggs are sometimes created by employees during their 20% time and Google avoids adding them to popular search pages, as they do not want to negatively impact usability.Mafia Wars
Mafia Wars was a multiplayer social network game created by Zynga.
In Mafia Wars the players play as gangsters building their own mafia. The players fight other players online, "rob" other players, and complete jobs, missions, and operations to gain rewards and strength in the endless game. The game is a freemium game, meaning it is free to play normally but players have the option of purchasing premium content and access to customer service.
Mafia Wars was the 2009 Webby Award People's Voice Winner in the Games category.A sequel, Mafia Wars 2, was released in October 2011 and was shut down on December 30, 2012.On April 5, 2016, it was announced via Zynga's forums that Mafia Wars would close down on June 6, 2016. Players were informed of this via an in-game message. The game was taken offline shortly past midnight PDT on June 7, 2016.
The game was relaunched on mobile, with revamped mechanics, in selected markets in April 2017. In July 2017, Zynga announced that all future work on the game was cancelled and the game was discontinued. Players were pushed to play Mob Wars: La Cosa Nostra, a similar mafia themed game operated by a Canadian Indie Gaming Studio, Kano.Magisto
Magisto is an online video editor with a web application as well as a mobile app for automated video editing and production aimed at consumers and businesses. According to the website, Magisto employs Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology in order to make video editing fast and simple.The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls
The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls (アイドルマスター シンデレラガールズ, Aidorumasutā Shinderera Gāruzu, officially stylized as THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS) is a Japanese free-to-play simulation video game developed by Cygames and Bandai Namco Studios for the Mobage social network platform for mobile phones. It was first released on November 28, 2011 for feature phones, and compatibility was extended to iOS and Android devices on December 16, 2011. The game is based on The Idolmaster franchise, and features a cast of new idol characters. In September 2015, a music video game developed by Cygames titled The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage was released on the Google Play Store and Apple Store in Japan.
The story in Cinderella Girls follows the career of a producer in charge of leading and training prospective pop idols to stardom. Its gameplay follows a collectible card game format in which each idol is represented as a card, which the player may use to form a unit of idols to train in lessons, take to jobs, and compete against opponents. Cinderella Girls has made transitions to other media. An anime television series adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan between January 10 and October 17, 2015 and was simulcast by Daisuki. Eight manga series, three sets of manga anthologies, two Internet radio talk shows featuring the series' voice actresses, image song singles and albums, and live concerts have also been produced.TweetDeck
TweetDeck is a social media dashboard application for management of Twitter accounts. Originally an independent app, TweetDeck was subsequently acquired by Twitter Inc. and integrated into Twitter's interface.
Like other Twitter applications, it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles. It was the most popular Twitter application with a 23% market share as of June 2010, following only the official Twitter website with 45.7% share for posting new status updates.It can be used as a web app, MacOS app or a Chrome app.Youdao
Youdao (有道) is a search engine released by Chinese internet company NetEase (網易) in 2007. It is the featured search engine of its parent company's web portal, 163.com, and lets users search for web pages, images, news, music, blogs, Chinese-to-English dictionary entries, and more.