Not so much of a web app, but more of a way of integrating websites into shortcuts in your application menu. For this we will invoke a chrome window with no toolbars which will automatically load our selected website.
For this example we’ll make a google earth app. Although Google Earth has a native linux app, This has a nice user interface, good looking loading screen and works well with touchscreen.
To start open the chrome or chromium browser and go to https://earth.google.com/web/
select the options menu and go to
Then select Open as a window and click Create
Note: Due to changes in the way Gnome Shell is handling desktop icons the icon doesn’t appear correctly on the desktop, but works fine from the applications overview. I haven’t seen any problems on other desktop environments i’ve used.
To Delete the app open the menu editor for your desktop and delete the shortcut.
Any website can be used for this but heres a list of some amazing ones
Flowkey – An online piano tutorial
Duolingo – Free online language tuition
BioDigital – An Interactive 3D breakdown of the human body.
CycleBlob – A 3d Tron/Snake game built using WebGL
Adobe Spark – Create various graphics for print or the web
If you know of an interactive website that world fit perfectly as a standalone chrome app, let us know in the comments below