PIG HATING BIRD THROWERS have been given one more platform on which to vent their frustrations, a version of Angry Birds for the Chrome web browser.
Google and Rovio have excitedly announced the deal and explained that the release includes touches like Google bombs and colour schemes, as well as the Mighty Eagle feature that can be invoked to clear troublesome levels.
This feature will appear later, however, once Google changes the way that Android applications are paid for, or at least elements within them.
In the first of the day's keynotes at the Google I/O event, the firm said that it is readying a new in-app charging feature that will let developers offer users the ability to buy items without leaving what they are doing.
This process is expected to be exceptionally smooth, and can be added to apps with just one line of code.
Perhaps most exciting for developers is the fact that Google will charge only five per cent when payments are made, meaning that developers who make sales to Chrome users will realise 95 per cent of revenues as opposed to the 70 per cent they might get from other firms.
Google also revealed that Chrome has some 160 million users, more than double the number it had at the event last year. µ
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