Let’s make one think clear Arc welder is not an Android Emulator, its doesn’t work like one. Arc welder is a developer tool created to help Developers to test their Android Apps in chrome browser and Chrome OS.
However anyone can use Arc welder it is a Free App available for everyone in the Chrome webstore. As I mentioned earlier it is not an Android Emulator so you can’t install multiple Apps and Run. In my Experience some Android Apps is not working well with Arc welder. In Order to Run Android Apps in ARC Welder you must have the Apps Apk file.
How ARC Welder Works
What ARC welder does is fairly simple, it Allow you to run an Android App within Chrome Browser and Chrome OS. It simply captures instructions to and from an Android Mobile or Tablet, and Send them via your Computer.
SO Apps that Depends on your camera, or location won’t work. Unfortunately ARC Welder doesn’t support some Apps and Games that need Internet Connection to run for Example Clash of Clan and KIK messenger is not running in my PC.
How to Run Android Apps in Google Chrome Using ARC Welder
For Testing Purpose I used Temple Run 2, Clash of Clans and Box Jump and I Tested only on Chrome Browser.
First you need to download the Apk files of the App that you want to run. Google Play Doesn’t want users to Download Apk files of An App so you can’t download APK files from Google Play.
As mentioned before ARC Welder Allow you to run one App at a Time. As you DO on your Android Smartphone. you can’t Run Multiple Android Apps simultaneously.
Download ARC Welder From Chrome Webstore.
Open ARC Welder from Chrome Apps, At First ARC Welder will ask you to choose a Folder to Store App Information. Create a Folder called ARC Welder on my Documents and Choose the Folder as Default folder for ARC Welder.
Now Click on Add your APK, Browse and Choose your Apk File and a Screen will Open in Few seconds ARC welder will show Launch Settings for the App.
In Settings you can Choose Phone mode or Tablet mode and App Orientation. As your Computer Display Oriented in Landscape mode you should use Landscape and Tablet mode.
After Customized the Settings Click the Launch Button. When you Press the launch Button the App Will Run in a New Window. If you want to add a New App Click the Go Back Button in the main Window and Add a New Apk File.
Don’t think ARC Welder as an Android Emulator for Running Android APPS on your Computer. Because it’s simply not. It’s Still in Development so we can’t depend on it right Now.