Chrome is dominating the news this week in many ways with the announcement of release dates for Chrome OS, a new version of the Chrome Browser and Chromedeck which is a new Web App from the brand new Web Store. Lots to play with over the Christmas period as often is the case.
Another interesting development in the Chrome camp, is the Web Store from where today I grabbed Chromedeck. We have already become familiar with Chrome’s ability to run web applications in their own tab/window which can be saved as a shortcut on your desktop or for Windows 7 users, a pinned tab in the bar. A feature I use a lot to get to Gmail quickly for example. Well now you can go to the new Web Store where you can install apps for free or in some cases for a charge. Will this open up a whole new market for developers and software companies? We shall wait and see.
Chromedeck is the app I have been long waiting for, as now Tweetdeck runs from within your browser and strongly resembles my favourite implementation of Tweetdeck so far, the Android version. I love the fact that I can view my Twitter, Buzz and Facebook updates from a single feed. I am no fan of Air applications if I am being totally honest, so to see this great product in Chrome, is fantastic.