Google’s Chrome seems to be the main point of interest nowadays for iOS developers as their Chromium project allows developers tweak and modify the code in order to customize it to their own delight. As of recently, Chrome was the only browser which was not included in the open-source repository regarding iOS.
The company has recently made the code public and iOS users now have a great alternative to Safari if they wish for a more customizable experience when browsing the internet. The code was secretly kept away from the Chromium Project perhaps judging by the fact that there is a real hassle with getting the Chrome browser to run on an iOS operating device.
Considering the fact that iOS browsers are build around WebKit, Google needed to first of all support the platform in order to run Chrome for iOS. In addition to WebKit, Chrome has to make Blink, their own rendering engine be supported on the iOS platform.
Over the last couple of years, Google Chrome’s developers have made several changes to the code in order to make it Chromium-friendly. This change regarding the code will not only make iOS developers have some work on their hands but also will make the development of a possible Chrome browser for iOS faster.
Being just a test version, Google is hoping that developers will further test the open-source browser for potential flaws and bugs as well as vulnerabilities before releasing a final version of the browser on iOS operated devices. It is widely believed that we will finally see third-party browsers on Apple’s devices and the timing could not be more perfect.
Safari is a great browser nonetheless but considering the fact that it is almost ten years old, people are starting to want a change regarding their browsing experience. We can only wait and see Google Chrome’s iOS development process but taking into account it is a software issued by Google, it will surely not disappoint.