September 2, 2008 was presented the first beta browser Google Chrome. Nowadays it is used by about 60 million people - a 23% global market share, according to Stat Counter service in August 2011.
In December 2010, at Chrome got its own app store - Chrome Web Store, as well as a project of the same name of the operating system Chrome OS, entirely built around a web browser Chrome. As a result, Web applications have become the key to the success of Chrome and Chrome OS. According to Rakowski, even Google has no common understanding of exactly what can be called a web application, and how these products differ from classical web services. According to representatives of Google, a characteristic feature of web applications - rich feature set, functionality comparable to the "desktop" software. at Google working on a platform for web applications is on several fronts. A key focus is on technology WebGL for graphics and Native Client technology to create high-standard data processing functions (processing video, working with compressed archives etc.), Rakowski said.