Google Gears

Google has announced Google Gears, an open source engine to add offline persistent db storage to browsers. Google Reader now uses it if its installed. Pretty cool technology that will make offline applications more practical, with the only downside being that Google doesn’t support Safari yet. Opera and Mozilla announced support, so we can expect to see it built in to Opera and Firefox sometime soon.

But the best part (for me, at least) is that Adobe has announced that Apollo will include the Google Gears technology. I think this is fantastic news: having access to real relational databases inside Apollo applications will enable a whole new set of possibilities for developers, and will make the Google technology much more ubiquitous as well. Talk about a win-win-win situation…

[Update 5-31-07] When I talked about the new possibilities, this is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about…

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~ by Andrew Shebanow on 30May07.

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