Google Store 2014

Google Store 2014

Google Store 2014

“Google Store 2014” has launched the “Chrome Web Store ‘s App Store” for the browser. Its greatest potential may lie in paid applications .

On Tuesday evening, “Google Store 2014” has , as already mentioned in Linkwertig its Chrome Web Store armed. The platform for the Chrome browser ( which is now used by 120 million people ) and the next year, market-ready Chrome OS users can install in HTML5 and other standard web browser programming languages ​​written apps. We had here and examines the background of the “Google Store 2014”.

When I read the official report to the “Google Web Store” in the “Google Store 2014” blog , I was initially disappointed : According to the release, the new feature is that is initially available only for U.S. users.
However, this slightly frustrating note did not prevent me from still to activate the link to the “Google Store 2014” : To my surprise I did not get the expected indication that the requested page in my region is not yet available , but unimpeded access to the Store interface. The installation of individual applications ran from problems. Why this works against “Google Store 2014” announcement , it is not clear – I’m not the only one in any case in which the access to the store is possible. Check it out , as long as it works!

Around thausends of applications( “Google Store 2014” ) are available to start in the store , most of them free . Among the best known applications include, for example Twitter-/Social-Web-Clients TweetDeck and HootSuite , the storage service Fiabee (our review) and the flight search engine Hipmunk (our review). Each app has a profile page with screenshots , description, user reviews , and information on the number of weekly installs and active users.

A click on ” Install”

loads the necessary files for the app . All installed applications are listed on the screen that appears when you open new tabs or windows  “Google Store 2014”  home page and can be initiated from there.
The difference between a conventional browser application , which is controlled by entering a URL , and a Chrome app is the closer integration with the browser as well as in far-reaching powers for Chrome Apps , whereby , for example, pop-up notifications are possible even when Chrome only is open in the background. However, “Google Store 2014”  can theoretically be used in other browsers , even if it means possibly some special features may not be available.

Many of the presented applications are very similar to their conventional browser interfaces – some such as belonging to  “Google Store 2014”  Photo Editor Picnik users simply send to their traditional website . However, very attractive and completely different than the standard interface presents the App of the New York Times . USA Today also has given a new face for its application.

In the category of paid applications can be found at the current time punk mainly games. Click on “Buy and Install” directs users to Google’s Checkout payment service further , in which a one-time entry of account information is required. Very encouraging is the option to be able to make any purchase within few minutes after the purchase undo ( in practice this means that card payments from “Google Store 2014”  are initiated only after the few minutes).

Developers can next to a paid version also offer a time-limited trial version that is touted on the same app profile page . Apps can be both a one-time fee as well as a monthly / yearly subscription offer . The ability to in-app purchases to come in 2011.


The  “Google Store 2014”  is certainly not revolution. Instead, he is currently rather the appearance of a (incomplete) list of online services with the additional option to be able to save by conventional Bookmarks separately. Greater numbers apps , however , the more they make use of the open space use, which allows them the close integration with Chrome, and the greater the success of  “Google Store 2014”  OS fails, the more likely the store will earn its right to exist .

As most outstanding feature could end up proving the possibility to demand from users for the use of individual apps money.  “Google Store 2014”  offers providers of services and content a new way of monetizing and branches with 5 percent plus one time 30 cents less revenue sharing from , as a developer , these are used by Android and iOS apps ( there must be few percent of sales are assigned ) .

If in the end, is only one reason why it should be at all meaningful to offer browser applications in app form , then perhaps , as this will enable content and services sell better –  “Google Store 2014” .