Google Chrome for iOS adds Apple Passbook support
Introduced in September in conjunction with Apple's iOS 6 operating system update, Passbook collects users' movie tickets, transit passes, retailer loyalty cards and coupons, and it boasts support from partners including Starbucks, Target, Fandango and American Airlines. With the release of Chrome for iOS version 23, consumers may save tickets and boarding passes directly from the mobile browser to the Passbook app.
Additional improvements in the revamped Chrome for iOS include the capability to open PDFs inside other apps, text encoding detection to eliminate garbled characters, stability and security enhancements and assorted bug fixes. The browser is available as a free download from Apple's App Store.
Google first extended Chrome to iOS in June 2012. Users can sign in to sync their mobile Web experience with Chrome tabs and bookmarks on the desktop, flip through multiple tabs much the same way they would fan a deck of cards, and search and navigate from the same box. Subsequent updates have enabled iPhone and iPad users to share webpages from social networks Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter and Google+ in addition to email.
Google also updated Chrome for its own Android mobile OS on Wednesday but did not introduce any new features, limiting the upgrade to stability fixes and performance improvements.
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