For the past few days we have been hearing that Google plans to bring Chrome apps on Android and iOS devices, but nothing was confirmed from Google. Last Tuesday, Google finally confirmed that its Chrome apps are going to arrive on Android and iOS devices soon.
The initiative is part of Google’s earlier announcement from September of last year in which the search giant introduced Chrome Apps capable of working offline by default while acting like native applications on the host OS. Despite being written in browser language, the apps are able to launch outside of the browser, and even access APIs.
With the developer preview, developers can use the toolchain to wrap existing Chrome Apps with a native shell, making them ready for distribution through the iOS App Store and Google Play. Google explains that it has created a simple workflow that’ll allow developers to easily package a Chrome App natively for mobile platforms—an emulator has been created, or developers can just test their apps on an Android device, even without the need for an Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
However, as soon as Chrome apps do begin arriving on mobile, users will be able to work offline and sync their work to any computer so long as they’re signed into Chrome.
Source: Chromium Blog