The joy of running the browser version of Google Allo did not last long - it turned out that the user still need to keep a smartphone next to it. However, soon the team can launch an offline web application of the messenger.
What is known?
At the moment, Allo works on a PC similar to the WhatsApp web interface. To connect, you need to scan a special QR-code using a mobile client, while the smartphone must have access to the Internet. The function is not completely useless - typing messages on the computer keyboard is not an easier example. Problems will begin when there is no phone at hand.
As Google engineer Justin Uberti, who works on Duo, Allo and WebRTC, said, they are in the process of migrating the server part to support independent devices. This will allow you to start the messenger on all the user's gadgets (not just on one smartphone, as now) and create a full-fledged web application.
Most likely, to work on multiple devices you will need to connect to Allo your Google account. While this is not necessary - for registration in the messenger is enough phone number.
Sources: SlashGear , Justin Uberti