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Do Chrome Apps really have a future than on Android and iOS?

A priori, in a world where the aim is to optimize the consumption of application resources to the maximum, it seems impossible to give a positive answer to that last question. Let us bear in mind that what we are proposing when we talk about installing a Chrome App as if it were an Android application, is in a translation of the code that we write in Javascript, HTML or CSS, to Java, or Objective-C in the iOS case. What we would be doing is losing efficiency, at the very least.

And to all this we should add the negative consequences of this. High-level developers know perfectly well that there is no substitute for writing an application in the native language of the operating system for which the application is developed. Anyone who wants to develop an application that works well, has to do it in the corresponding language. Thus, the only developers who would choose to convert a Chrome App to Android or iOS would be those who had no knowledge of Java or Objective-C, or those who only wanted to see what a version of their application for Chrome would look like on Android or iOS. In either case, we are not talking about high-level applications. We run the risk that Google Play will be filled with low-level applications that do not meet user expectations.

Obviously, before all this, one thing must also be said, and that is that Google could have developed a framework that would allow us to convert the applications in a very optimized way, and good enough to consider converting the application directly, without further warming up. It is difficult to think that this is so, but it could happen. We will have to wait a bit, although everything indicates that it will be an option that will be chosen especially by less experienced developers, or those who want to obtain a version of their application for Chrome on Android and iOS quickly, before starting native development Of the same.