How to Use Google’s ARC Welder to Run Android Apps in Chrome
Google recently released an ARC Welder Chrome app, which allows you to run Android apps if you’re on Chrome OS, or using the Chrome web browser.
ARC or App Runtime for Chrome is in beta and so you should expect bugs. Also, you simply can’t install apps from the Google Play Store. You need an Android application package or APK, or an Android application that has been stored in a ZIP file.
In order to run APK files, you have to first download them from one of any number of repositories on the Internet.
You can use this site freeapk Once downloaded, you can load them in ARC Welder and if it runs, test it out.
There’s no guarantee all (or any) of the apps you try will work or that they’ll be usable, but for developers who want to create Android apps that also run in Chrome OS and the Chrome browser, it’s useful for testing.
- open google chrome :get your plug-in here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/arc-welder/emfinbmielocnlhgmfkkmkngdoccbadn?utm_source=chrome-ntp-launcher and install
- now you need the sample apk just download any apk try this http://www.androidapksfree.com/
- Next, it’s time to load your first APK. Click “Add your APK” to begin.
- Don’t worry if you don’t want to mess with any of this, just leave all of it to the defaults and click “Launch App”.
If you load an Android app in Chrome, it will be available to load directly as a Chrome app from thereon. No need to load it through ARC Welder.
You can, however, only test one Android app at a time. The next time you load an APK from ARC Welder, it will remove the previous app.
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