Google has announced that it has released a developer preview of a suite of tools that will allow developers to run Chrome Apps on mobile devices. Tools from Apache Cordova are used for this.
Based on the Apache Cordova API, Google has released a toolchain with which Chrome Apps, applications that use Chrome’s render engine but store resources locally, can also be made suitable for mobile devices. With the toolchain, Chrome Apps can be adapted for iOS and Android and distributed via the App Store and Google Play respectively. In addition, a number of important Chrome APIs, such as identity for logging in using OAuth2 and pushMessaging for sending messages, have been made suitable for mobile use. Google warns that it is still a developer preview and therefore there may still be errors in the toolchain, but the internet company already provides the necessary documentation and sample apps.