We have been telling you and talking about Arduino Create for a long time, a new project within Arduino that consisted of disseminating and teaching Arduino and how it works. It did not consist of demonstrating the hardware behind the Arduino but rather in a kind of Arduino IDE taken to the cloud. The success of Arduino Create has reached such a point that it has not only reached the mobile world but is also reaching new operating systems and ecosystems.
Thus, Arduino Create has come to Chrome OS, Google's web browser-based operating system. Arduino Create will be a premium application for the operating system. This means that if we want to use Arduino Create we have to pay a subscription fee per usage. The price per use will not be very high, about $ 0.99 per month. A fairly low price, but high for some areas of the world. Despite this, if we want to use it, we must also have a Google account, something that we will surely have if we use Chrome OS.
This version of Arduino Create has been expensive to make because despite the existence of an equal version for other operating systems, Chrome OS is not an operating system to use and certain models of plates were not recognized. Currently, the most popular models are supported by Arduino Create with the exception of Arduino Leonardo, a board that is currently being worked on to be supported.
The application tries to get Arduino to the educational world and since Chrome OS is an operating system intended for that market, what better than bringing Arduino Create to this platform.
Personally, I do not know if it will be effective or it is simply better to give Arduino boards to children. In any case, it seems that Arduino is still betting on the educational world and that is a good thing Do not you think?