Google Opens Chrome Web Store To Developers

Google has opened its Chrome Web Store for developers to try out before its speculated launch in October.

The company confirmed the reports of the Chrome Web store launch and has released details about the upcoming Web store on the official Chromium Blog.

The blog contains specifications about the platform and explains exactly how developers will be able to upload their applications on the Web store, which will then be made available for customers to purchase.

Google said that developers will now be able to try out the packaging of their applications, test them by installing them on Chrome and integrating Google's user payment and authentication protocol with their applications.

Writing on the blog, Michael Noth, a software engineer on the Google Chrome team, wrote: “When the Chrome Web Store launches, it will replace the current gallery, featuring a completely new design for users to discover great apps, extensions and themes all in one place.”