Say a team of volunteers were willing to spend time to make something like a QT- or GTK-based native desktop application instead.
How much more difficult would this be compared to what they did/used now? (the chrome-app) ?
Also, will it take significantly longer to build such a native app?
Anybody with experience building native apps, please share.
I haven't actually used it or looked at the code, so I can't comment on the usability of the interface or the security of the implementation.