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Google is looking to help web applications get offline, releasing a new Gears open source project. At a demonstration, today it is releasing a version of Google Reader that works offline via a manual sync. Google Gears is a developer release with new JavaScript APIs for […]

Google is looking to help web applications get offline, releasing a new Gears open source project. At a demonstration, today it is releasing a version of Google Reader that works offline via a manual sync.

Google Gears is a developer release with new JavaScript APIs for data storage, application caching, and multi-threading features, the company says. In a demo today at headquarters in Mountain View team members said it should work for everything from spotty Internet access to total offline status. They said Google applications like Gmail would be a natural extension, whereas applications like search would not make sense.

Google is looking to start an industry standard and has brought Adobe, Mozilla, and Opera in to support the project. It is looking to outside developers to explore the capabilities of the tools. The announcement comes on the eve of a worldwide developer day, where Google is also announcing a Mashup Editor as well as one million downloads of its Google Web Toolkit.

  1. [...] Mashable, GigaOM, TechCrunch, Scobleizer Escrito a las 2:25 | Envia esta nota por correo electrónico Por Alberto [...]

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  2. I feel like being contrary tonight so I thought why wouldn’t search make sense?

    Everyday spur of the moment need information now search might not make sense but what about deep dives into non-mainstream topics… and that you have a long term interest in locating?

    Enter in some keywords and send them in. Later on you get a sync up with the cached pages (text only) in a Notebook format. Scan and check those that may be relevant and discard those that are not. Re-sync and then get refined results later on based upon the pages you said were relevant and possibly filtering pages based upon what you said were not. Each time through better refining based upon items marked relevant or not.

    If they are bringing in Adobe then it helps in making sure those pdf files out there are brought in as well.

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  3. [...] I predicted this: Google is starting to roll out their offline apps :) A logical [...]

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  4. [...] Google va offline Annuncia una versione offline di Google Reader (si sincronizza manualmente) che sarà presto seguita da Gmail. Google ha introdotto una nuova tecnologia opensource chiamata newGears e cerca il supporto di Mozilla, Opera e Adobe (tags: google offline newgears) [...]

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  5. Google are a group of very smart execs. Google gears is a great idea.

    http://www.crenk.com

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  6. Google Gears

    在模仿 Desktop 程式之後,Web 程式決定要取代 Desktop 程式…

    今天在用 Google Reader 的時候,看到它右上角跑了一個新功能叫 offline 的,讓我心中一驚,難不成 Google 要開始搶 desktop RSS aggregator …

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  7. Getting into Google Gears

    This morning I checked out a new developer-oriented beta project from Google called Google Gears which boldly promises: “enabling offline apps.”
    Google is trying to solve one of the deficiencies with JavaScript by enabling saving of data l…

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  8. Google gears is an interesting announcement .. but .. how about Google Gears for mobile?
    http://opengardensblog.futuretext.com/archives/2007/06/google_gears_for_mobile.html

    I dont think this is too far fetched wearing my developer hat on .. It should be possible to leverage the Google APIs with the Nokia S60 toolkit APIs. In fact, I am very tempted to give this a go myselves ..

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  9. [...] może jesteśmy pokoleniem google’a? i będziemy już google’a używać, jako w necie, tak i na desktopie. [...]

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