Chrome for iOS might feature more prominently on the platform—if that's the direction developers choose to go. Following Gmail's ability to open links in Chrome, YouTube and Google Maps, Google has released tools that will allow developers to better integrate their apps with the search giant's popular browser. It won't ever make Chrome the default for iOS, but this is the next best thing.

The code is just being let loose by Google, so don't expect "default" Chrome support for iOS anytime soon. Chrome is one of the most used desktop browsers available, and many users might prefer the mobile version because of syncing support. Adding better integration within the Apple community will only further encourage Chrome use among iOS users.