One thing that Google announced during their press conference for Chrome OS today was the Chrome Web Store which is now available at http://chrome.google.com/webstore. This repository will collect together web apps from all over the internet for various tasks and actions, giving users a variety of choices at their fingertips. Users can access it now through the Chrome browser and it will be the way apps are installed on Chrome OS when that is available. There are both free and paid apps ready to go with more apps being added everyday. We had a chance to check it out today and were quite pleased with the presentation of favorite applications like TweetDeck and Hootsuite. Some cool features such as pop up information boxes when hovering over apps and large picture previews of each app round out the experience. We are not convinced that people (read: us) will be willing to pay for web apps but Google is betting hard on this for their Chrome OS and it seems like a strong play against the upcoming MacOS store that Apple is releasing. Is this the future of application distribution or are you never going to pay for a web app? Check out the store at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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