Google has rolled out a new Chrome homepage that allows users to toggle between "most visited" websites and Chrome Applications. It also creates a navigational panel at the page's footer. Is there any question that Google and Chrome are focused on bolstering their app ecosystem?
With Chrome, Android, Google TV, etc - hopefully this becomes a consistent hub and apps are better shared & better accessed across device / environment (ala iCould). This is a start and is clearly demonstrates its a focus of Google's.