Thursday, April 5, 2012
Google Chrome Web Store Gets Updated
Thursday, April 05, 2012: Google's Chrome Web Store should be a bit easier to navigate now. The company has introduced new features to its store with an aim to make it easier to discover new apps and extensions.
The new features include a 'Trending' section, which lists the hottest offerings, ranking each from "warm" to "on fire" to indicate popularity among Chrome users. The store now also offers app subcategories, which allow users to dig deeper into each app category. For example, in the "Entertainment" category you can click on the "Music & Radio" subcategory to only view music related apps.
"Searching for a particular app has also improved. Our search box now sports autocomplete suggestions that guide you to the app or extension you are looking for, faster. And for those of you looking for apps with a particular functionality - e.g. apps that work offline - our new app badges can be of help. Just look for them on the top section of an app's landing page in the store and click on them if you want to see other apps that have the same functionality. They now come in two flavours--playable on Google+ and offline--and more will follow," the company explained in a blog post.
Google believes that these enhancements should be helpful as more apps and extensions launch every day.