info-worldGoogle handed out Chromebook Pixels to the hundreds of attendees here at Google I/Oin San Francisco, a clear indication of the company’s high hopes for the lightweight platform. The trick is to convince developers that coding for Chrome OS is worth their time and they aren’t just cranking out glorified Web apps.

To that end, Google has used I/O as a forum to showcase apps built on its revamped Packaged App Platform. Packaged apps are written in HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, delivering a native-app-like experience, whether or not a user has a reliable Internet connection. Chrome Packaged Apps aren’t tied to a browser with the address bar, tab strip, and other browser interface elements; developers can create them to look like any standard native app.

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