Today’s update to Chrome OS Canary added a new app called “Chrome Canvas”. This is a Progressive Web App (PWA) that you can use on your browser, or install for easy access.
So, if you don’t want to wait any longer, go ahead and open https://canvas.apps.chrome/, and you have the app there. This is a Chrome Web App, which means you can access this from anywhere, provided you have a browser!
I was looking for more information on this and found that Robby already has a detailed write up on Chrome Unboxed.
I could not get it to work on my Canary Channel Pixelbook, which isn’t surprising, because, things break here all the time. The app was auto-installed, and I could see the welcome screen.
Canvas is a simple drawing app where you get to select some pens and colors to draw with.
The first time you open the app, it will ask you to your Google account. This helps the app sync all your drawings to your Google Drive account, automatically.
There is one thing that I am curious about here. Are they planning to keep this really simple, as it is now, or is it a beginning of something a bit more complex?
Is Google considering this to be a simple utility for Chrome users, or do they have plans to add more powerful features to show off web’s and PWAs’ capabilities?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments field!