Chrome to Phone

September 8th, 2010 by Sunny Man Leave a reply »

With the latest version of the Google Android mobile operating system comes privileged access to new features available within. Froyo, or version 2.2, is the anticipated update for all android handsets that brings a wealth of new features and updates to your phone. One such privilege is access to the Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) service which promises to bring increased functionality to the applications on your phone.

Chrome to Phone is an application that utilises this service to allow you to instantly send links from your Chrome web browser on your desktop or laptop computer to your phone. There are two parts to using it; a Chrome browser extension (available here) and a mobile application available for the Android Market.

It places a button in the browser window and whenever you want to send a link to your phone, just click the button and it is sent. Instantly, in my experience. It’s a very handy feature to have. If you have to go out you can send a link to the website you were reading which is handy to say the least.

Not only is the extension itself exciting but the technology behind it should also give you goosebumps. I’d like to see it implemented into the Facebook application, which compared to its iPhone cousin is rather lackluster.

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