Google adds support for transparency in Chromium WebView

transparency-webviewChrome Apps sometimes need to display web content. Such apps usually embed them within the app by using WebView, the same feature we have previously seen on Android. WebView has been improved in the latest Chromium build, allowing developers to make the WebView section transparent.

This feature will not be convenient for all Chrome Apps, but I can see it being applied in many instances. Beaufort mentions it would be convenient for component widgets, which we can definitely agree with.

It’s not very hard for developers to apply transparent webviews, either. They just need to see the “allowtransparecy” attribute to true.

As a consumer we won’t see much of this just yet. It will be nice to see the feature coming to the stable version in due time, though.

[François Beaufort]