Google Chrome Web Store Launches: Check Out HuffPost NewsGlide App

Google Launches 'App Store' For The Internet

Google's Chrome browser is the fastest browser on the internet, blowing away the competition and making Firefox feel like IE. It has already grown to over 120 million users and is taking market share from other browsers at a very fast pace.

Chrome recently launched the Chrome Web Store where they are encouraging developers to publish applications that behave and act similarly to iPad apps but within the Chrome browser. Users can use the Web Store to download apps for their Chrome browser, as well as for Google's just-released Chrome OS.

Google wrote in a blog post, "The store will be featured prominently in Chrome, helping people discover great apps and developers reach millions of users around the world."

It is currently available only in the U.S., but will be coming to other countries soon. Both free and paid apps are available, and initial apps include apps from Gilt, the New York Times, Facebook, YouTube, and The Huffington Post (See below).

"The Chrome Web Store itself can be accessed using any browser. Currently only users of Google Chrome are able to install an app from the Chrome Web Store, which adds a shortcut on the Chrome browser's new tab page," said a Google spokesperson in a statement, according to CNET. The spokesperson added, "The protocols for describing and installing apps are all open-sourced and are free to be implemented by other browsers.

HuffPost NewsGlide for Chrome

The Huffington Post has partnered with Google Web Store's team to create a unique application that leverages all the speed and features of Chrome's browser. The official Huffington Post Chrome App is called NewsGlide and is getting great reviews and feedback in its early launch. It is still in beta, but it is stable, fast and addictive.

Get up to-the-minute reports, blogs and analysis with quick-view articles from all sections of the Huffington Post. It's made to be ultra-fast. You can quickly share to your social networks, share to email, read comments and glide through the news experience.

  • Constantly updated
  • Easy navigation
  • Scan through the latest headlines
  • Flip through sections
  • Quick read articles
  • Social sharing functions
  • Pull up article comments in one click

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