Chrome Web Store

Google has changed the way of experiencing web browser by creating web app store for chrome.It’s very handy,very fast and convenient web store.there is thousands of apps,extension and themes.Google chrome user can download thousands of app and can even create and sell their own.

There are two kinds of apps in the chrome web store:

1.hosted apps

2.package apps

hosted are those apps which can be loaded using any web browser,but package apps only work inside chrome.Gmail,Google docs,Google books are example of hosted app while quick note,slide rocket,livego are example of packaged apps.You’ll find a lot of hosted apps in the Chrome Web Store.

The Chrome Web Store has very little in common with Apple‘s iTunes stores, with the exception of the obvious ripoff of UI. According to TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid, no one is buying anything on the Chrome Web Store, unlike Apple‘s App Store.

A quick look around the Web Store shows dismal download rates for “paid” applications, and downright pathetic payouts for developers. Pathetic might be a bit harsh, but apparently MathBoard, an app that has the “most activity” on the web store, was only installed 65 times last week. According to Kincaid, that works out to being about $165 in the developer’s pockets per week. Not exactly enough money to keep the lights on, is it?

This really leads to some interesting thoughts. FIrst, what the heck is Google’s end game with the Chrome Web Store? It’s way too early to tell, but the lack of promotion, and lack of consumer interest in the product really makes you wonder if this thing is even worth the space on the internet. Secondly, will people really pay for glorified web apps? Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see web developers treated the same as iOS and other application developers, but have we gone so far down the “free-web” road that people will never pay up to use the services? The numbers on the Chrome Web Store suggest that this might just be the case. Free seems to rule the day when it comes to Google related projects, so it’s no surprise that their Chrome App Store has taken on a similar ecosystem.