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May 12, 2011

Angry Birds as a Web App

Angry Birds, the most popular game for smartphones, has a Web interface. You can install it as a Chrome app or play it from chrome.angrybirds.com using the latest versions of the most important browsers.


Nelson Minar says that "calling it Chrome Angry Birds is missing the point because what's really interesting is that it's a real-time multimedia cross-platform HTML 5 app" and he's right. Angry Birds works well in Internet Explorer 9 and even in Firefox 3.6, but there are some upcoming features that will only work if you install the Chrome app: for example, in-app payments.

CNet reports that "Rovio has built some special levels available only for the Chrome browser and the game includes some Chrome-specific tidbits like Chrome rocks, flowers, and clouds. Rovio will use the new in-app payments from Google to allow users to get to premium levels." Unfortunately for Rovio, a Web developer found a way to unlock all the levels injecting a very simple JavaScript code.

The game caches most of the resources, so you can play it offline.

14 comments:

  1. Installation as a Chrome app is not a requirement for in-app payments.

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  2. No it free for the first batch of levels and the chrome specific content. New levels will cost money in the future.

    Nearly completed the game already, no cheating. Not exactly a long game. But it took longer than the last call of duty game I played.

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  3. @David : did you get all the "easter chrome eggs" ?

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  4. Angry birds is really very very interesting and full of joy.
    http://searchesntopics.com/2011/05/12/angry-birds-wi…nst-publishers/ ‎

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  5. Am I the only one to think this game sucks?

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  6. I've played this game before. I love it.

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  7. Круто будем тестить

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  8. Why does it use flash to play audio rather than HTML5 audio tag?

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  9. Shen, wait for full HTML5 support

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  10. Works fine in FireFox4. Time killer game.

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  11. One of the coolest games I have ever played.
    I think it has to be cross browser compatible in order to stay popular.

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  12. Hi I am a great fan of Angry Birds. I was quiet amazed to know that I can play the game now on chrome. Surely gonna Try it out.

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