Chrome Experiments

The applications uploaded to the project homepage are designed to show off the browser’s capabilities.

Slideshow: BallDroppings: Like other demos on Chrome Experiments, this application designed to show what the browser can do with ordinary HTML and JavaScript. A user is presented with a single white ball that drops through a black screen. She can draw lines that deflect the ball and chime when the ball hits. Nimoy says that Chrome runs the application faster and more smoothly than any other Web browser he tried.
Slideshow: Browserball: This application launches with one open window and a beach ball, which the user can throw around using the mouse. He can also launch new windows and drag the ball between them.
Slideshow: The branches of a “tree” grow and mutate through fractal patterns in this image. The user can control the speed and toggle some behaviors on and off.
Slideshow: Google gravity: In this demo, the search giant’s homepage falls to pieces across the “floor” of the browser window. The user can pick up each piece and toss them around. In spite of the page’s disarray, it can still be used.
Slideshow: Monster: Using standard Web building blocks alone, designer Dean McNamee created a cube that morphs in real time into a sphere and, finally, a monster.
Slideshow: Social collider: This visualization tracks data posted to Twitter, showing patterns behind certain topics or the posts of particular users.
Slideshow: Twitch: In nine minigames a user has to maneuver a ball from one side of the window to the other. When the user succeeds, a new window opens, and the ball leaps over to the next puzzle.

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