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Old 12-18-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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LQ Google Chrome App?


Is there any possibility that Jeremy (or someone else) can create a Google Chrome extension that provides an App icon for LQ in Chrome's New Tab page? Any feedback is appreciated.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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It seems that most of the "Apps" for Chrome OS so far are simply bookmarks to existing sites with a big icon. So I imagine it won't take a whole lot to put an LQ one out there. It doesn't even need any official involvement from LQ, anyone can do it.

Perhaps even somebody who see's this topic will end up doing it.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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And as I said before, they also work for standard Chromium (10+):

ChromiumNewTabPage3.jpg
 
Old 12-18-2010, 12:02 PM   #4
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Also, since there is no Chrome app for Launchpad either,

https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+bug/691970

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Old 12-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #5
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Interesting about using the apps in standard Chrome. I assumed it must be possible, but hadn't looked into it.

Reading up on the creation of Chrome OS apps, it is ridiculously easy to publish an existing site as an "App" in the Web Store. I would be willing to do an LQ one up real quick, but between the Web Store registration fee and the apparent trend to downvote and leave negative comments on bookmark-style apps, it isn't a very attractive proposition.

Honestly, I'm not sure why Chrome OS doesn't let you create your own shortcuts in the "Apps" screen. It is really no different than a bookmark folder.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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Why does someone have to "write" bookmarks for you?
 
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As much as I like Chrome OS and see that it has potential for certain computer users, right now, that's exactly what it is: a browser where you have to "install" bookmarks from a Web Store. Google is so hell-bent on convincing everyone that the Web is really an applications platform that they have gone so far as to make users think that they are "installing" an application by making a bookmark.

You can create more traditional applications that are actually installed to the local Chrome machine (though they need to be Web style apps, written in HTML5 or similar), but I don't see how that would really work in LQ's case. Seems like it would be reinventing the wheel.
 
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Google is so hell-bent on convincing everyone that the Web is really an applications platform that they have gone so far as to make users think that they are "installing" an application by making a bookmark.
I have nothing wrong with some people using the web as an applications platform (although I don't really like the concept for myself), but tricking people into believing that they have to "install" them? That's just sick. There is no concept of installation in web applications. They're just there for you to access all the time.

This reminds me of another sick thing Google tried to do: patent the "highlight all" search feature that's already used in just about every proprietary and open-source web browser, text editor, etc.
 
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I have nothing wrong with some people using the web as an applications platform (although I don't really like the concept for myself), but tricking people into believing that they have to "install" them? That's just sick. There is no concept of installation in web applications. They're just there for you to access all the time.

This reminds me of another sick thing Google tried to do: patent the "highlight all" search feature that's already used in just about every proprietary and open-source web browser, text editor, etc.
As I said before, some apps can be installed as Chrome extensions inside Chrome. It's that kind of app that I think LQ should be... Like the Ubuntu One app, for example.
 
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I think the whole "app" thing is overblown. It is marketing gone virulent.

An acquaintance of mine was showing me his iPhone and boasting about all his apps--weather, ESPN, newspaper, etc.

I said, "I've got one app that does all those things. It's called 'browser.'"
 
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I think the whole "app" thing is overblown. It is marketing gone virulent.

An acquaintance of mine was showing me his iPhone and boasting about all his apps--weather, ESPN, newspaper, etc.

I said, "I've got one app that does all those things. It's called 'browser.'"
i lol'd.

i see no use for a LQ app as if it is on the list of most visited sites you can pin it.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 12:48 PM   #12
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i lol'd.

i see no use for a LQ app as if it is on the list of most visited sites you can pin it.
That's only if the LQ app is bookmark-style. It would be totally different if you actually could use the app to run LQ offline and then sync to LQ when you get back online.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 12:49 PM   #13
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That's only if the LQ app is bookmark-style. It would be totally different if you actually could use the app to run LQ offline and then sync to LQ when you get back online.
What's the use of browsing a forum offline? Won't it be out of date, and how do you post?
 
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What's the use of browsing a forum offline? Won't it be out of date, and how do you post?
If you can post to the local app, then the posts in the local app can be automatically synced to the forum when you get back online.
 
Old 02-12-2011, 01:19 PM   #15
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If you can post to the local app, then the posts in the local app can be automatically synced to the forum when you get back online.
What is someone else posts before you sync?
 
  


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