Chrome Web Store adding offline section for apps

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Google has announced that it will soon be adding an offline section for apps to its Chrome Web Store. In case you’re still not familiar with this Google Store, it’s your one-stop shop for free and paid web-based apps and browser extensions. If you’re using the Chrome browser, you can access the Chrome Web Store by clicking on its icon which can be found on the lower-rigth portion of the Chrome browser window. The section for apps that work offline currently features Google own apps such as Scratchpad, Docs, Offline Gmail among others. There are also apps from well-know third-party developers including Rovio of Angry Birds fame and even The New York Times. According to Google, the new section was added to recognize developers who have made their apps work offline and to help users find these apps. If you’re among these developers, you can get your apps featured in the offline section by simply adding the “offline_enabled” flag to your app’s manifest file. But before you do that, make sure that your app can really work offline. So that when users get it, the app will run properly and not result in negative feedback.

Via [Techcrunch] and [Chromium Blog]

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