Today, Google released public beta version of ARC. ARC or App Runtime Chrome - is a development environment that allows you to run Android-application on any system using Google Chrome. We launched a couple of applications, and even on a MacBook in 2013 games and decided to share what happened.
Start the application is very simple. Necessary:
- Download google Chrome.
- install extension ARC Welder.
- Download the apk-file the appropriate application and add it to your development environment.
Running the ARC Welder, you will immediately see the button «Add your APK». After selecting the installation file, then you need to specify the orientation of the application device on which it will run, and will there be access to the clipboard.
To begin, I decided to check out the program at undemanding application and chose Duolingo. Application run instantly. So, if I run it on computer performanceRather than on a smartphone.
There are no limitations in functionality. Running sound tapa on the screen are replaced by pressing the trackpad or mouse. Even the animations are fairly smooth, but the app never slowed.
However, all the good impressions were dispelled when I decided to run Subway Surfers. The game is loaded for a long time and eventually did not overcome the boot screen, though I waited for three or four minutes.
After that I downloaded Doodle Jump and now he has started without any problems. True control of the game there is no way - in a computer course there's accelerometer and analog his utility does not come up. At least for now.
It is clear that ARC Welder - a utility for developers. But to play with Android apps on your computer - it's quite fun. Especially considering the fact that almost all of them are working without lags and delays. Well, of course, upload photos to Instagram with the computer to be! Although, if you've always wanted, it's best to use this application.