23rd December, 2012
Update: Had to remove the app from the store. For some reason, they are having some pretty bad bugs with regards to publishing new versions. I couldn’t do this successfully so have removed it for now.
Since I was given a Chromebook last week, and it’s the only laptop I brought home with me for Christmas, I thought I’d get myself coding a few Chrome extensions on it.
Unfortunately, this was not as easy as it seems. While you can load unpacked extensions for development from the local disk - much like “regular” Chrome - it is quite tricky to actually edit the file on your disk. Make every change on Drive then download the new file? No thanks.
To get started I used the “mini editor” example application for Chrome to edit files, and I used this to start work on Applicator.
Please check it out, use it to build your own extensions, or maybe even give it a review!