Update (06/06/2011): This guide is now out of date, refer to the Chrome Web Store for chrome apps you can now use!
Following the recent announcement of Chromium supporting 'Installable Web-Apps," here is a guide to try them out before the launch of the official app store.
I have attached to this post a demo of Spark Chess wrapped as a web app, simply following the following instructions to try it out:
- Start Chrome with the ---enable-apps flag (right click on your shortcut and edit the link it to have read as follows: "chrome.exe --enable-apps")
- Click here in Chrome to install the app!
- BONUS: If you want to try out some other applications, I've written another blog post with more links to try out here.
Good luck! Post if you had any problems or thoughts in the comments.
Edit (20/05/2010): Thanks DownloadSquad for writing about and linking back to this page. You can read the article they wrote here.
Edit (21/05/2010): Updated to the correct flag.
Edit (25/05/2010): Updated to the correct flag (it seems to change every build atm).
Edit (13/12/2010): Removed the app since manifest details have changed it no longer installs and this guide is all out of date now, refer to the Chrome Web Store for apps now.