Ever Wondered - Android apps to run on Windows Linux and Macs machine? Google has answered to that with its newly released tool called Arc Welder.
Arc Welder is the main tool developed and released by Google lets user to run Android applications on Windows, Linux or Mac OS. The prerequisite for using this tool is to have a Chrome browser already installed.
How it started?
Initially in late 2014, Arc – which is the App Runtime for Chrome was released providing mechanism to run Android apps on machines that runs Google’s Chrome OS. Chrome Book is one of the many examples having Google’s Chrome OS running.
Arch Welder is the latest tool released by Google that can convert Android applications into versions which can be used with Google Chrome Browser. There is fine support for Google Play services for converted apps to no lose access to payment systems, Maps and many other functions which is always a hectic when using wrappers between different technologies.
According to Google – the underlying technology for Arc Welder will make sure that the converted apps should be running at fast – same as it runs on Mobile or Tablets.
There are mixed reactions from developer community and programing experts including from open source community. According to developer community – this might give you an opportunity to run your favorite Android Apps on Windows, Linux or Mac and also give a boost to Google covering multiple platforms and its Global reach. But at the same time the end products will be much different than whats build natively in terms of functionality, performance and scalability.