Google to Launch Packaged Desktop Apps

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http://www.ubuntuvibes.com – Google is introducing new packaged apps that will break out of the browser, work offline by default, and enable richer, more immersive experiences. Packaged apps will deliver an experience as capable as a native app. Just like web apps, packaged apps are written in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. But packaged apps look and behave like native apps, and they have native-like capabilities that are much more powerful than those available to web apps. These packaged apps will be supported on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. Check out a screenshot. When a user opens a packaged ap (HowTos)