Kudos to @KQED, @PBS and @NPR for pioneering implementations of web apps for the Google Chrome browser.
First, congratulations to @KQED, and particularly to one of our top innovators, @TimOlsonSF and his team, on the launch of the very cool KQED Video web app for the Chrome browser. From Chrome, it’s accessible through the Google Chrome web store. KQED’s implementation features its own productions served up through YouTube -- but a very clean and unobtrusive implementation of YouTube. My only complaint is that when you hit the back button during playback, it dumps you out of the site, requiring you to re-enter the site to view more.
Congratulations, too, to Jason Seiken and his team at PBS for the PBS Kids Video and PBS Kids PLAY! apps, and to Kinsey Wilson and his team at NPR for the NPR for Chrome browser. Job One will be to get my daughter in Wyoming to download Chrome for Mac and the PBS apps for my grandkids and the NPR app for herself and her husband.
Web apps are going to be huge, duplicating or even exceeding the experience one gets on a tablet in a web browser.
Although I tried it almost as soon as it came out, I’d not really spent much time with Chrome until a few months ago, but now for reasons other than its app store (largely its ability to do search in the URL window), it’s up all the time. The web apps it supports are sure to make it an even more frequent choice. --Dennis
P.S.: KQED’s app shows up as a “Popular” choice in the “News and weather” category.