If you are unaware, Chrome Apps are being deprecated for non-ChromeOS platforms. While the timeline is still up in the air, continuing to update the existing app seems like a futile exercise so over the past year or so I have been working on and off into either converting the app into either an extension or an Electron app. While an Electron app would be closer to the current app and I do have a working-ish prototype of one, an extension seems the easier route for distribution. So as of today, the current app will no longer be updated or supported and will be replaced by the award.flights Chrome Extension.
A quick rundown of what’s different can be found here. The main difference is that the extension will open up a new Chrome window and perform searches there. I still recommend you use dummy accounts in case something goes wrong and your account gets caught in a login loop – which can lead to your account being locked.
Some new features require you to login with a Google account. This is so that your search results can be accessed across computers and extensions/apps if I decide to make a Firefox extension or Electron app. No personal data other than the email address on the account is stored.
Finally, a number of you have asked if you could donate to the development effort. There is an option to do that now via the extension or from this page but don’t feel like you have to.
I believe everything mostly works but there still may be some hiccups. Leave some feedback if you run into any issues.