Google Chrome updates its Appmator tool for Chrome developers

Google Chrome updates its Appmator tool for Chrome developers

If Google is good at one thing when it comes to developers, it’s the ease and speed of adding new apps to its Chrome Web Store and Android Market. There are no reviewers checking out apps like there are over at Apple, which means that developers can get their ideas to market almost instantly.

Today, the Google Chrome team announced an update for its app configuration tool Appmator. The tool has been available to developers since 2010, but this marks its first update since launch.

Here’s how the team describes the Appmator tool:

Appmator makes it even easier to get your web apps into the Chrome Web Store. It gives you complete control over your app manifest and lets you quickly configure your app for the store.

Using the Appmator tool to properly configure your app for the Chrome Web Store turns the submission process into one that’s a minute or less for developers.

Here are some of the updates to the tool for version 2:

– A fresh new user interface (it looks really nice now)
– Addition of an icon editor (pluggable via +Web Intents)
– Added new permission for background processing
– Added WebGL and CSS3D requirements

When you visit Appmator, all you have to do is enter the URL for your app and the tool will handle the rest:

You’ll be able to change the name of your app and its properties, which will then be turned into a zip file that you have to upload directly from your Chrome Web Store dashboard:

That’s it! It’s a pretty user-friendly process and should provide developers with enough incentive to get their apps into the store and update it as they go along.

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