Google releases a new generation of apps at its Chrome Store. Up to now most apps just referred to websites, which becomes different now by more comprehensive features.
The new apps work in a similar way like mobile or smart tv apps, become installed on the device aka browser in this case like a real application. A simple example are games, but it becomes more interesting with more complex tasks like video and webcam. In the latter case the apps may be able to connect to other devices and to offer features like image or video processing. Another aspect are business apps to create charts or for other purposes. Now people will be able to create things without the need of an internet connection, create stuff and share it later.
The latter may especially become important to the Google periphery, Chrome Books or other devices with slim design and not equipped with large storage. The new generation of apps is available at the Chrome Web Store in the category Collections.