I might be late to the party but better late than never. That's two cliches at once.
Being late has an obvious benefit of not trying the stuff that does not work and/or screwing up the stuff that does. So, by now Google has released an official ARC Welder extension for Chrome browser (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/arc-welder/emfinbmielocnlhgmfkkmkngdoccbadn). The extension/app will convert an Android .apk into a Chrome app.
This is quite amazing from the user point of view. Technically, it is enabled by Chrome apps and Android using (more or less) the same underlying runtime.
The apps I tried were very responsive and much easier to use than on an emulator.