Sunday , May 27 2018

A nice easy way to get Android apps onto your Chrome

We’ve already spoken a bit about the movement of Android apps onto Chrome, and whereas the process was a little convoluted previously, there’s now a very easy way to get your favourite Android apps into Chrome.

Released today on XDA Developers, the Chrome APK Packager tool makes the process of moving your Android apps onto Chrome very straightforward. Simply download the tool, select the app from your phone or tablet that you’d like to run in Chrome, and generate Chrome ARChon Custom Runtime packages straight on your device.

Simply email or otherwise transport the created ZIP file to your Chrome device, install it, and off you go!

There are of course a couple of catches with anything like this, and one is that you must have installed the ARChon Custom Runtime, which you can find on GitHub here.

Update:
The app is now available on Google Play, to make the process just that little bit easier. It’s not certain for how long the app will remain there, but get it while it’s up.

The app was not found in the store. 🙁

Let us know if you try this out and how it works for you.

Source: XDA Developers.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Swoit!! Can’t wait to try this out!

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