How to Get Google Chrome Web Apps Working – Now !

Remember Google Web Apps and Google Web Apps Store from Google IO 2010 ? We were all waiting to try them out.

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Now, thanks to, I can tell you how to get few of them working on your Google Chrome browser right away, provided you are using Google Chrome Development version.

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note : learn how to change to dev version here. Also, please note that these features are still under development and not final.

Google Chrome has been shipping with 3 basic apps built-in for sometime now. We will load them manually for us to play with. 1. Gmail 2. Google Calender and 3. Google Docs.

Step 1 : Add the following line of code to the command line properties –enable-apps (how to here )

Step 2 : Go to chrome://extensions on Chrome

Step 3 : Click on “Load Unpacked Extension

Step 4 : If you are using windows, browse through C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\6.0.453.1\Resources

Step 5 : Click on the folder names – docs_app, calender_app and gmail_app ( Do this three times to load all three apps )

Step 6 : Now, open your New Tab page !

Now you can enjoy the new applications with a lovely pinned tab-like UI. However, this feature is not fully developed. I tried a test chat on Gmail app, and it didn’t give me any notification about new chat message being received. Now, let me go back to testing playing.

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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