Web apps vs Chrome apps

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by JinTrigger, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. JinTrigger
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    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

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    So I just got the chrome store web apps for two of the apps I use on the web. Those two are Tweetdeck and AirDroid. My thing is the chrome app and the webpage are the same thing...but both suggested I get the chrome app. Is it suppose to use less memory or something....whats the difference.
     
  2. SifJar

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    Nope, there is little point in (current) Chrome apps, they are generally nothing more than links to a website, glorified bookmarks if you will. A few have offline capabilities (which I think require the app to be installed to work), but for sites which are intrinsically online apps (e.g. TweetDeck and AirDroid, both pretty useless offline), that's not a selling point.

    However there are "packaged apps" which are more like full apps; they run in their own window and look more "native" and work completely offline. There are a couple in the Chrome Store, and more will be coming in the future. When they do, the current "apps" will be relegated to a "websites" section (so you'll be able to "install" websites, if for some strange reason that doesn't seem pointlessly redundant to you...).
     
  3. JinTrigger
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    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

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    I figured as much. Thanks for the clarification.