I figure with chromebooks getting more popular and chrome browser getting better and more used I thought maybe the church needed some link apps to its great scriptures site. So as an example and demonstration of how this is done I threw this together. It's just a simple chrome app that links to scriptures. The icon I recycled from the Gospel Library App.
Remember this is only an example I don't intend it to be final in any sense of the word also I intend no offense by recycling an icon its just there as a demonstration. I threw this together because I don't like half baked ideas without at least some structure to them.
In the attached zip there is:
1) The unpacked app in a directory
Which includes the files
I ran it in my browser and it works fine.
First unzip the file.
To install go to google chrome or chromium and then click on your menu (looks like 3 horizontal bars)>settings>extensions
Enable developer mode if it isn't already
click the "Load unpacked extension"
navigate to your unpacked folder and select the unpacked folder titled Chromeapp
I repeat the manifest file here just for reference.
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"name": "LDS Scriptures",
"description": "Link to scriptures",
Happy Hacking! Also please comment I want to know what other folks think!
I forgot to mention some stuff. First that all chrome apps icons must be 128x128 png so don't try to put an invalidly sized icon or the wrong format. Also all chrome apps require the manifest.json to begin with. Further if you want to pack it just click the button Pack extension. The resulting .crx file and .pem file are the extension itself in a .zip format and a private key for updating the app. I don't recommend uploading anything just yet until this gets fleshed out a bit more.