Archive for May 30th, 2007

Google Gears – Plugins for FireFox and IE that allows web apps to run offline

Posted on the May 30th, 2007 under Interesting,programming by

Wow.. This is quite an announcement from Google. They have released (beta) Google Gears, a way to allow web applications offline. I am reading through the API now, and checking out some of the sample applications. This could lead to some interesting applications, especially for those who are frequently on the go (laptops).

” One of the most frequently requested features for Google’s web applications is the ability to use them offline. Unfortunately, today’s web browsers lack some fundamental building blocks necessary to make offline web applications a reality. In other words, we found we needed to add a few new gears to the web machinery before we could get our apps to run offline. Gears is a browser extension that we hope — with time and plenty of input and collaboration from outside of Google — can make not just our applications but everyone’s applications work offline.