Chrome developers recently promoted chrome.downloads extension API to the stable level. This powerful extension API would land to the stable versions of Chrome browser and Chrome OS soon.
Chrome extension development docs has a very interesting tutorial on implementing Google Analytics tracking to Chrome Packaged apps and extensions.
If you have installed and use the ‘Alexa Traffic Rank’ Chrome extension, you should reconsider your decision. This extension tracks users’ browsing activities.
Chrome Web Store team has updated the search result page design. The new layout lists all types of items available in the CWS – apps, extensions and themes.
The Cool Previews for Chrome shows preview of links on hovering mouse. It enables users to have an idea of the linked pages before visiting.
It seems that the Chrome team has decided to promote only apps through the Chrome Web Store. The home page of CWS now features only apps.
With access to all the data on all websites, this extension asks users to participate in certain surveys before they can use the features.
Starting with the Chrome 25, Chrome will disable silently installed third-party bundled extensions. Additionally, all sideloaded extensions will be disabled once including those installed manually by the users.
Another important security feature coming soon to the Google Chrome is the ability to monitor extensions’ activities. This feature is currently under testing, and not enabled by default yet.
Chrome team has introduced a new set of APIs for the extension and app developers. These APIs, termed as Media Galleries APIs, enable developers to create Packaged Apps with access to media files stored on users’ device.