Tuesday, 7 April 2015

How to run android apk in your Google Chrome browser with Google's ARC

Google's plan on merging android with ChromeOS is on the way.



What you need is

1. Google Chrome 41+. It works on PC,Linux,Mac.
Or Chromebook on Chrome Version 41+.
2. You apk files to run
3. The ARC Welder app

1. To get chrome
https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

In ubuntu/debian you can install *.deb file by


sudo dpkg -i google*.deb 

In fedora/ RedHat Linux 


rpm -ivh google*.rpm

2. To get your apk files
Either use
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.appbackup
Or some sites like
http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/

3. Go to The ARC Welder app.And install it from Google Chrome browser.

I used this game (2048) for testing.

http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/?id=com.digiplex.game

This is the result i got.






NB:- There is a limitation. It's is only possible to do one app at time


I tested on Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 21.

Reference:-
https://developer.chrome.com/apps/getstarted_arc