Thursday, May 12, 2011

Angry Birds For Chrome

Tej Kohli IT blog is all about latest technology news and updates. Rovio, the make of popular game Angry Birds has bulit the special Chrome version of the game. Read the entire report on Tej Kohli blog.

Chrome users now get their version of angry birds. Rovio head, Peter Vesterbacka demonstrated the popular game played in Google Chrome browser at the Google I/O developer conference today.

The company is using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) to develop the web-based application, which is hosted on the Google App. Engine. There is no cost for playing the game in Google's Chrome web Store in 'beta'.

Vesterbacka said Rovio like Chrome particularly for the browser based game version. Its tough to create Web apps with high-end graphics in a browser, says Tej Kohli, but chrome offers the environment that can handle it.

"We didn't want to compromise on performance," said Vesterbacka. "We haven't been able to bring this to the Web. It hasn't been possible until today. We are bringing Angry Birds to the biggest platform out there, the Web."

Rovio has created some exclusive levels available only for the Chrome browser besides including some Chrome-specific tidbits like Chrome rocks, flowers, and clouds.

Users who want to get access to the premium levels can do so by using the new in-app payments from Google. Vesterbacka expressed his happiness about the price point. Google is allowing developers to keep 95 percent of the sale price of their apps.

"We're all for lower taxes," he said. "And 5 percent is fair."

Angry Birds in Chrome joins other desktop implementations, including a paid version on OS X through Apple's Mac App Store, as well as on Windows Machines through the Intel AppUp store.

Tej Kohli is an IT expert with more than 20 years of experience. Through his rich knowledge and interest in technology industry he brings you the latest developments through Tej Kohli IT blog.

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