Google looks to be prepping some major revamps to the Chrome Web Store that is found within the desktop Chrome application. According to François Beaufort, who was recently hired by Google to work on open source for Chromium, spotted some code that points towards a possible multi-platform Web Store. Here is what he had to say on the matter:
It basically means two things:
- Your zip file uploaded to the Chrome Web Store will contain
platform-specific resources for each supported platform (a la i18n).
- Chrome Web Store will generate one crx file per platform and serve
the appropriate one based on your device.
Benefit is obvious:
- Network bandwidth saved
- Less disk space used on your machine
According the issue report, this new “webstore multi-crx feature” will be supported by Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and of course Chrome OS. So, pretty much everything that Chrome is available on as of now. I like the idea, and hope that Google will be able to implement this well, and also that developers will take advantage of it.
What do you think? Interested in what you could see? Wondering when we could see this? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.