Tag: gears

C'mon Google! Get in Gear!!

As of this morning (or at least sometime before lunch), Zoho Writer turned on offline mode with Google Gears. If you haven't heard about Gears yet is a small application (and framework for developers) to enable Ajax applications to go offline. It uses a very small local server and database to grab all the data you would need should the application go offline (this has to be set up by the developers of the application). There is a great podcast about it [here](http://google-code- updates.blogspot.com/2007/0…

Zoho Writer using Gears (cont'd)

In a quick follow-up to my previous article; Google code blog posted a video talk about the experience the Zoho team had in incorporating Gears with their Writer. I hate to bring it up again, but like I said before, the Docs team better get moving... a Google product competitor using Google Gears first?

October Speedlinking

I haven't been able to post as often or as in depth as I'd like to have this past month. I chalk it up mostly to work, we all love 12 hour days right? But now that sign-off has passed and our last release of 2007 is calmly approaching (its on Friday), things have settled down a bit. Below are some great links from October, most of which I wanted to mention at some point and haven't gotten a chance to until now. Enjoy. The JavaScript Library for Google Calendar was released. This allows for authenticated…

I/O: MySpace installs gears

Myspace unveiled a new search feature of their message center at Google I/O utilizing gears. As you search your messages, results are shown in real time, coming out of the local cache stored in gears. Hopefully this will give gears more publicity and other sited (ahem, facebook) will take a look at it ;) This almost makes me want to create a myspace account to go play with it... ALMOST...

Google I/O session videos posted with slides

As I said earlier, Quite a few presentations from Google I/O have been posted for your viewing pleasure. I'll be glued to these this weekend while I'm on call. Topics include Ajax KML Sketchup Android OpenSocial Appengine Data APIs Theory Talks Youtube Gears Mashups Maps and more!

Google Calendar gets offline access with Gears

4 of my 5 most used Google apps now have offline access through Gears (Gmail, Docs, and reader being the other). I use picasa heavily also but there is way too much data there for gears. Head over to your calendar to add the feature.