Google has announced that Chrome for iOS is now included in the Chromium open-source repository. Developers can now compile and modify the iOS version of the browser to create better ones for iPhone and iPad.
The iOS platform is more complicated than Android and the web which is why it took some time for Google to open-source Chrome for iOS. After years of hard work, the company can finally provide the code for the browser to developers who are ‘interested in learning about and contributing to the open-source projects.’
The testing information for the iOS version of Chrome is made available for faster development of better third-party web browsers. Developers now have the necessary design documents they need to start.
Given Chrome’s commitment to open-source code, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past several years making the changes required to upstream the code for Chrome for iOS into Chromium. Today, that upstreaming is complete, and developers can compile the iOS version of Chromium like they can for other versions of Chromium. Development speed is also faster now that all of the tests for Chrome for iOS are available to the entire Chromium community and automatically run any time that code is checked in.
Now that Chrome for iOS is already part of Chromium open-source, more developers are expected to create new web browsers for Apple mobile devices.
This story, “Google Chrome For iOS Moved Into Chromium Open-Source Repository” was originally published by Overpass.