Everything I need seems to be possible with Chrome Apps, but there's a big hype around Electron/NW.js. What are the advantages of Electron? Is it due to the large amount of Node packages?
I think the functional differences are clear to me.
Pros and cons like:
+ Chrome Apps can run on Chrome OS
- Chrome Apps needs an installed Chrome Browser
You can totally compare electron and chrome packaged Apps. They are very similar. For both of them you get:
Here are the differences:
It seems Google recently deprecated Chrome Apps on any platform other than ChromeOS. So I'd say it's no longer a valid option.