Chrome to Phone for iPhone

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  1. Swiss3g

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    Just saw google's event launching it for Android. I think its amazing. I would really like to see it on iDevices but will Apple approve it assuming it will require the Chrome browser on the iPhone. Or more importantly could Google be troubled to make it for iDevices.
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    No? Why would Google be in trouble for anyways? They made Chrome, Opera made it to the AppStore, Firefox made it also. Chrome can go through.
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    I love Chrome. Really hope it gets through :3
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    FireFox made it into the AppStore? I knew Opera did, but I never heard that FireFox made it.
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    'firefox Home' made it to the appstore. Its not a browser it just saves your history and sh*t.
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    Yeah, Firefox home is really the worst browser thingo ever...
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    Someone could make there own version of it for iPhone. It would take a few hours to make a simple implementation of it.

    Opening the page automatically wouldn't be possible (well I don't think it would), because of the whole "no multitasking" thing.

    Edit: I've started work on doing this. Its going to use Google App Engine for the back end. The way that it'll work is you add an icon to your homescreen from Safari, then to get to the url you sent to your phone you simply click it.

    So far this is what I've done:
    Backend (App engine): Setup with phone, retrieve URL, create new, change url
    Front end (Chrome extension): manifest file, setup, send to phone, background page(working on)

    I'm currently waiting on Google apps to switch my Google apps account over to the same email as my google app engine account so I can configure the name servers.

    Edit 2: At the moment this is what you can do
    Install the extension
    Setup with your iDevice
    Send a page to the iDevice

    Things that need to be done
    Reset to setup screen button in options (for users who don't follow the setup instructions properly)
    CSS files and themes

    Edit 3: A few screenshots of it currently

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    Wow. Looks good Tommm.
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    That is so cool. I'm gonna try it later, for sure.

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