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While we can just take a look at W3schools’ browser stats page to find current browser usage, it doesn’t quite tell a true story for individual sites’ users. Tech sites will have far different browser usage stats than other types of sites and I’d love to find out what our awesome readers prefer.

Today Google launched their new Chrome Web Store which further gets me wondering what ratio of our readers are Chrome users. Personally, it’s hard to say which browser I use more between Safari and Chrome. I divide my browsing between these two browsers based on several different factors such as general browsing, work, editing, Flash video viewing, etc.

Which is your most used browser and why? Will you be using Google’s new Chrome Web Store? Are browsers (one or multiple) your most used applications?

Thanks to Groupon acquisition rumors, the blogosphere in the past week is less polluted with news about Facebook and Twitter. Google was quite busy last week and rolled out updates to a lot of its products, Xmarks found a buyer, OnLive introduced PlayPass and Groupon unveiled new features.

Read on for some of this week’s best web app news and updates.


With so much happening in the digital world, it can be a full time job just staying up to date on the latest web app happenings. But, that’s why you come to Web.AppStorm… right? With all the fantastic new features app developers are constantly releasing, we’re not really able to report them all and ultimately many of our readers miss out on some really good stuff. So, we’re going to try something new.

At the end of a week, a few times per month, we’ll bring you some of the best web app news and updates. App developers, this is a great time to familiarize yourselves with our contact form to submit your news or tips.

Read on after the break for some of this weeks best web app news and updates.


As I’ve said before, we’re seeing the lines between web apps and desktop apps quickly blurring and we all know where this is heading. It’s safe to say we can expect to see usable cloud computing solutions actually capable of replacing desktop systems for many people.

Google just kicked it up a notch announcing the Chrome Web Store. The wildly popular app store concept is finally being applied to today’s powerful web apps, closing the gap between native desktop and web apps even further. The Chrome Web Store is a marketplace that will make it easy for people to find and “install” todays powerful web apps.

Read on for more info., screenshots and our thoughts.


Google Chrome is quickly become an ideal browser for web developers with more and more extensions being developed, making Chrome a powerhouse of tools. Here are some excellent extensions web developers might find useful for making work easier and increasing productivity.

Not a web developer? Check out our favorite Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions.


Although FireFox is still king of browser add-ons, Google’s Chrome is surely gaining a great selection of extensions to make it an even more powerful and versatile browser. Checkout our top 10 Google Chrome extensions after the jump.


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