Chrome Background Apps: A Few Resources

12 Apr
Not long ago, we announced Chrome's new background feature, and the feature is now in the stable release of Chrome. Long story short, Chrome is now able to run in the background, meaning that extensions, packaged apps, and hosted apps can likewise opt to run in the background. For example, they can show notification popups when there's new content or someone is trying to chat with our user friend; and they can cache fresh content in anticipationof the user opening the app.

With this post, I am sharing some resources which will help you develop background apps:

Announcement:

Detailed technical docs:

An HTML5 e-book demo by @ebidel:

An HTML5 countdown demo by me:
https://github.com/mahemoff/countdown (Hosted and packaged app of the same thing. The link above is the hosted app.)

A real (packaged) app using the new feature:
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