In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can provide the most seamless app experience for your users with Cameyo’s native Chrome OS file system integration.

Cameyo’s file system integration with Chrome OS gives your users direct access to their local folders and files from within virtual apps. This, combined with Cameyo PWAs, enables your Chrome OS users to launch any Windows apps directly from their taskbar and open/edit/save files locally on their device – all without the apps being installed locally.

Let’s take a look at how it works:

Once you activate our file system integration for your users, the Cameyo file dialog will display “My Device” on the left-hand side, allowing your users to connect to their local folder of choice.

Clicking on “My Device” will let the user select the folder they’d like to connect. Due to HTML5 safety measures, your users will be prompted for permission twice – once for Read access, and once for Write access. Click Allow for both.

And that’s it!

Now your users’ selected folder will be available to them within Cameyo sessions. They can now open, edit, and save files locally on their device from within virtual apps, just as if the apps were installed locally.

Combined with Cameyo PWAs, Cameyo’s native file system integration with Chrome OS delivers a truly seamless app experience on Chromebooks, even for Windows apps, which requires absolutely no change to the user’s behavior.

To learn more about publishing and pushing any app to your users’ taskbar in minutes as a PWA, head to our channel and check out our Cameyo for PWAs tutorial.