The Google Chrome Web Store is an open marketplace for Web applications which is owned by Google. Like Apple’s iOS App Store and Google’s Android Market, this Google Chrome Web Store lets developers put their apps in a place where users and buyers are likely to be looking for them. It is a big gift to Web developers because it also collects money on developers’ behalves.
The Chrome Web Store lets you publish apps—either free or paid—where Google Chrome users can easily find them. Your app can be a regular website with a bit of extra metadata that makes it easy to find in Google Chrome. Or it can be more specialized, such as an extension for Chrome or a web app that’s been modified to be downloaded and run on the user’s computer.
The store’s primary purpose is to help Chrome users find apps. It does this by supporting search, by providing browsable categories of apps, and by displaying lists of various kinds, both curated and autogenerated. User ratings and reviews are used to rank apps.
With the Chrome Web Store, you can publish three kinds of items:
Apps are advanced websites that are similar to other types of programs that you install on your computer. The main difference is that apps are accessed and used entirely within the browser. You may already be using apps if you use sites like Gmail or Pandora.
Extensions are custom features and functionality that you can add to Google Chrome. Unlike apps, they’re always available, no matter what website you’re on.
Themes change the skin of the Google Chrome browser, to give it a bit more style and flair. Choose from hundreds of eye-popping themes
You can get to the Chrome Web Store by visiting http://chrome.google.com/webstore. See more tips on browsing the store. It’s easy to install items from the store. See detailed instructions: Apps | Extensions | Themes