Google is developing a new Chrome remote desktop app called Chromoting that allows you to control other’s computer and vice-versa through the Internet.
The app is being developed for the Android platform and will most likely be identified as the mobile version of the already popular Chrome Remote Desktop service.
Chromoting is still under development phase, and only a decent prototype of the same has been made. Therefore, it has only a few functions. François Beaufort, a developer and Google open-source Chromium evangelist, first showcased the app. He pointed out to a Chromium code review with a short description says, “Add the beginnings of a Chromoting Android app.”
Beaufort installed Chromoting but only showed off the app icon, most probably because the app is not ready for demo, and it does provide a number of basic features. The app authenticates users using a Google account on the phone, connect to and communicate with the host service over XMPP/ICE, display host list from the Chromoting directory server.
In its current stage, Chromoting is doing little things relatively, but when it’s done, users would be able to connect a computer with Chrome and control it remotely. Possibly it will be free, and afterwards you do not have to choose paid solutions.
For now, there are no details available about the current version and availability of the app. We are looking forward to the list of features that Chromoting will provide and expect Google to give out a status update.