Google has this week released the latest version of its Chrome web browser in the form of version 44 for iOS, that brings with it Physical Web support together with horizontal swiping support for navigation.
The latest Google Chrome iOS browser designed specifically for mobile devices is now available to download from the official Apple iTunes App Store and lets you navigate through your webpages by swiping right or left with gestures.
The major new addition in Chrome 44 though is the addition of the Physical Web support that allows users to view and access an on-demand list of web content relevant to a users surroundings. Once you have enabled Physical Web within Chrome, the new widget will then start scanning for broadcasted URLs and show you results on your smartphone using the estimated proximity of beacons to rank content for easy use. Jake Leichtling, a Google Physical Web Explorer explains :
The new Chrome for iOS is an early exploration in enabling users to access the Physical Web in their day-to-day mobile experiences. – As the ecosystem grows, we’ll continue to explore new ways to bring the Physical Web to users’ fingertips.
For more information on the new Physical Web jump over to the Physical Web Cookbook and the GitHub website for details and instruction son how to implement. Google will also be rolling out the new Chrome 44 web browser to Android devices via Google Play in the next few days.
Source: Venture Beat