I can launch my B4A app locally (on Windows) using ArcWelder.
But... two major problems I have encountered so far:
I have not been able to get (GCM) push notifications working, even after following this guide.
The GCM register function seemingly never returns a registration ID nor an error....
If anyone is successful in getting push notifications working, please let me know!
Also, I went ahead and published my app to the Chrome Web Store and my store app listing displays this error message:
This application is not supported on this computer. Installation has been disabled. The following problems are detected:
No, Java knowledge is not required to run your app in ArcWelder.
Getting Started with ARC
The App Runtime for Chrome (Beta), or ARC, lets you run your favorite Android apps on Chrome OS. By following these steps, you can try out the App Runtime for Chrome (Beta) during this Developer Preview.
To test your app, you need three things:
PC, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook on Chrome Version 41+.
Test your app
Open ARC Welder, attach your APK, and select your options. Click Launch App to test your app. When testing, file a bug if something doesn't work, or find us on Stack Overflow (tag: google-chrome-arc) for help.
Upload your app
In ARC Welder, click Download ZIP. Upload your ZIP file to the Chrome Web Store. See Publishing Your App for more details.
When testing your APK on ARC, developers have passed along these helpful tips:
Use Tablet or Maximized for your form factor and Landscape for your orientation.
Be sure your app works well for touch and non-touch Chromebooks.
If you need to check if your app is running on Chrome OS, look for chromium as the android.os.Build.BRAND and android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER.
If the app crashes and you can't get logs using logcat, try collecting stdout and stderr from Chrome/NaCl. On ChromeOS, you can get these logs from chrome://system/ and expanding ui_log.
Thanks lte5000 for the information..
Still not being able to download Arc Welder because the link took my to download Google Chrome which I already have..
is there any direct link to the App.. in Google Play I found a welding job, lol