Our friends over at Engadget have published a kick ass guide on how to take advantage of Froyo’s cloud to device messenger capability. You may recall the demonstration during the Android keynote at Google I/O, where they pushed directions to their phone from Google Maps with the click of a button. Well, someone hacked together a quick app and accompanying Chrome and Firefox extensions that will allow you to do the same.

You’re not just limited to pushing directions though – as of right now you can also push URL’s and YouTube links. Every item you push will automatically open in its corresponding application – so directions open in Maps, URL’s in the browser, etc. It’s definitely a neat trick, though I had mixed results when playing with it myself.

You can find the full guide here, and I’ll also post the relevant steps below as well. Obviously, you’ll need Froyo for this to work.

(Thanks again to Engadget for this guide!)

  1. You've got an phone running Android 2.2, right? Good. Use it to download the Google Chrome to Phone Extension application here. Make sure Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources is checked if you're installing over USB, or use Barcode Reader (highly recommended!) to scan that QR code.
  2. Download the latest version of the Chrome to Phone extension from the same page, or get the Firefox version here.
  3. In your web browser of choice, log into your Google Account.
  4. On your phone, start the Chrome to Phone application
  5. In the app, add the Google Account you'd like to share with.
  6. Click on "Register Device" to link your account to the Google Chrome to Phone service.

Once you’ve followed the instructions above, all you have to do is click the extension icon in the browser, and your link will be shared!

Have you given this a shot yet? Let us know how it’s worked for you in the comments!

Source: Engadget

Source: Chrome To Phone extension