Inspirations

11 Impressive Google Experiments for Chrome

Written by Kevin Liew on 09 Jul 2012
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Introduction

No doubt about it, Google is the web industry leader. From the most popular search engine, social network, email service, photo service to online document editors. Its browser - Google Chrome is one of the famous browsers among IE and Firefox. Personally, I use Firefox quite often, but since the introduction of Google Chrome with its powerful javascript engine and support of most advanced web technologies, it has become my favourite browser.

If you not sure how powerful Google Chrome, you can view some of the experiments below that highlight their browsers features and performance. Well, you can use other browsers to view it but to get the best experience, use Google Chrome.

  • WebGL Bookcase WebGL Bookcase is an experimental interface for the Google Books API.
  • 3 Dreams of Black 3 Dreams of Black” takes you on a journey through three dream worlds constructed through a combination of rich 2D drawings and animations interwoven with interactive 3D sequences. Throughout various points in these dream worlds, you can grab your mouse and guide the protagonist’s point of view through the experience.
  • WebGL Globe The WebGL Globe is an open platform for geographic data visualization. We encourage you to copy the code, add your own data, and create your own.
  • Cube Travel through a cubic New York, Tokyo and many other cities while learning about the great features of Google Maps. Built with WebGL.
  • 20 Things I Learned Illustrated by Christoph Niemann, written by the Google Chrome team, and built in HTML5, this charming guidebook is a handy read about how the evolution of browsers and the web is changing the way we work and play online.
  • Evolution of the Web The Evolution of the Web" is an interactive infographic about browsers and web technologies, created in celebration of Google Chrome's 3rd birthday
  • MapsGL Today, the Maps team is launching a beta of a brand new experience we call MapsGL. MapsGL is one of the first large scale applications to be built on top of WebGL. MapsGL makes use of 3D rendering and hardware graphics acceleration to provide an experience that is seamless, smooth, and runs directly in the browser.
  • Shaun the Sheep Watch Shaun and his friends' antics in clips from "An Ill Wind", "Snowed In", "The Big Chase", and "Twos Company" through an interactive experiment created with hardware-accelerated HTML5 video, 3D CSS Transforms, and WebM. Use the controls to expand and shrink the video, rotate the scene, bring up a rotating carousel of videos, turn on puddle reflection, and navigate between videos in a snap.
  • The Wilderness Down Town An interactive HTML5 short created with data and images related to your own childhood. Set to Arcade Fire's song "We Used to Wait," the experience takes place through choreographed browser windows and utilizes many modern browser features. A collaborative effort between Google Creative Lab and Chris Milk.
  • All is not lost A participatory music video in multiple windows. powered by HTML5. Enter a message to be danced out within the song. A collaboration between OK Go and Google, featuring Pilobolus dancers.
  • Google Input/Output Launch the particle from the input to the output in this HTML5 game developed for Google I/O 2012. Drop in parts and customize them to create a colorful, working machine. Build multiple machines, tweak the code to your liking and share your creation with the world on Google+
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Justin He 4 years ago
Those are the greatest manipulations. I was playing the Cube for almost a whole afternoon but the score still sucked as. I blame my mouse...
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Dzinepress 4 years ago
i think these of all really creative experiments.
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