Google I/O 2010 is underway at San Fransisco and just now Google has announced the Chrome Web Store, an open marketplace for web apps. Google says that Chrome now has 70 million active users across all platforms that app developers can target.
Google Chrome users who find web apps in the store will be able to create convenient shortcuts in Chrome for easy access. Also, developers will have the option to easily sell their apps through the store using a convenient and secure payment system.
Chrome web store will allow users to install web-based applications that will run in native code such as Flash. Some of the applications featured in live demos included Dark Room, Plants vs. Zombies, Lego Star Wars, Tweetdeck and others. Google also announced it will be bringing magazines to the Chrome web store. Sports Illustrated demoed a slick looking example which included slideshows, videos, live scores and more