GBAtemp Google Chrome App

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by CheatFreak47, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. CheatFreak47

    CheatFreak47 Catgirl Expert

    Oct 11, 2011
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    So I noticed not many people know how to script google chrome apps, and those that do simply don't or find it useless. (it's incredibly easy, actually. Chrome is easy to write apps for, especially simple ones, which is what i'm best at)
    So I decided I'd write one up for the gbatemp forums.

    Dark and Light preview images.

    I just gimped together an icon from the website, wrote up a manifest, and packed it together with the chrome extensions page.
    clicking on it opens the forums just like a bookmark does, simple, but effective.

    Unfortunately I can't put it on the Chrome Web store because I'd need this site's permissions to do so, and also, I haven't registered my google account as a web developer and payed the 5$ fee.

    But, the good news is you can still install it in chrome if you want.
    Just download the CRX (if downloading in chrome, right click download, and save link as)
    drag n' drop the CRX on the chrome extensions page, and hit OK
    Alternatively you can create a shortcut to chrome with " --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install" (without the quotes) at the end of the target area, and load google chrome with that to make installing future non webstore apps easier.
    Download White : Download Dark

    If anyone would like to put this up on the chrome web store, contact me in a private message and we'll discuss.
    I think you'd need Costello's permission to put up an app that links to the site. I'm not 100% on the development terms for the Chrome webstore though, I only skimmed the terms.

    Edit: Reading into it, I think Costello himself actually would need to post the app, as I think you need to verify you own the site the app leads to.
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Succubus™ The Adorable Enby

    Sep 13, 2009
    Hiding from Area 51 guards
    I just added to my ChromeOS now and seems to work just fine! ^_^
    Screenshot 2013-11-05 at 00.20.39.
  3. CheatFreak47

    CheatFreak47 Catgirl Expert

    Oct 11, 2011
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    I updated the OP with a dark version of the app using the default colors instead of the white one derived from the actual transparent banner on the site. I also fixed the url in the extension to load the right page, as before it was redirecting to the front page when it was intended to be opening the forums page.
  4. captain_corona

    captain_corona Member

    Oct 10, 2013
    United States
    New York
    you can point it to my website and that can redirect to gbatemp and all you would need is the $5 ill pay the $5 (ive been meaning to do this anywho)
  5. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Dec 2, 2007
    sooo.....? it's a glorified shortcut?
  6. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Jan 12, 2011
    United States
    Throwing milk at the bitches!

    Did you expect something else? Have you ever used ANYTHING for Chrome whatsoever? If its not a skin its a shortcut or extension.

    Anyway, i'll grab this. Always wanted Temp on my page.
  7. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

    May 27, 2013
    United States
    happy land
    Why do I need this if I have this as a bookmark on my bar? I could conceive people using this for their smartphones, but I'm not such a person.
  8. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing

    GBAtemp Patron
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    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    I guess I dont understand
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