1Up.com is running a story from GDC Europe about the Google Chrome App Store. From the details provided, it looks like Google has a real winner on their hands. Here are the highlights from the article.
Google Chrome App Store
Launch Date: October 2010
Installation: Users "install" web apps on their device/machine. Permissions are granted at install time.
Google's Cut: 5%
Store Features: Free and paid apps, free trials, subscriptions. No micro transactions (yet), but you can use other solutions or roll your.
Steps To Deploy Your Game
- Create a web based game
- Create a wrapper (manifest file with icons, metadata)
- Upload: Create pricing, description, add videos, etc.
We are very excited about this. 8bitjeff is developing a strategy right now to put it through it's paces with a real-world test very soon.