To accompany the new stable version of the Chrome browser Tuesday, Google updated its Chrome App Store Apps with a new look and new interface.
The new App Store is marked by big images for the featured apps and extensions, that users need only to hover over to reveal a short review, user rating, and “add to Chrome” button. A left-hand navigation panel contains the store’s search feature, and lists of popular apps and extensions, collections, and categories.
Individual pages for apps and extensions have been updated as well with a tabbed interface that breaks the app up into Overview, details, and reviews. The reviews interface now links to a user’s real identity with their Google+ profile.
The new App Store and updated “new tab” screen in Chrome are meant to highlight Chrome’s functionalities beyond simple browsing, but as an experience in gaming, communications, and productivity.
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