Chrome Web Store now lets you view popular apps in your country and search for apps with Android versions, too

new web storeThe Chrome Web Store doesn’t get updated very often, but when it does, it’s usually to add some pretty nifty features (like packaged apps). And now, it seems like in the past few days users have been noticing a few other new features crop up. These include the ability to view popular apps in your home country and to search for apps that have Android counterparts.

When navigating to the Web Store, the first thing users will notice is a new link under “Recommended for you” to see apps that are popular in whatever your own country is. Some popular US apps include eBay, Mint, Zillow, NPR, VUDU, Pandora, and Sirius XM.

Additionally, there’s a new filter option in the drop down menu at the very top  of the page. In addition to filtering offline apps, free apps, and apps by Google, Chrome users can also filter apps that also happen to have an Android version. It’s unclear whether or not Chrome developers have to specifically indicate to Google that there is an Android counterpart, or if Google matches up these apps automatically, but the Android lists appear to be pretty sparse for the moment.

While this isn’t quite as nice as Android apps finally running on Chrome, it’s still very welcomed. It’s great to see the Web Store getting some more attention!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.