Thursday, June 14, 2007

Don't follow the feeds, make feeds follow you with Google Gears!

Google Gears (beta) has brought out a new dimension to how you interact with web applications! Since RSS Feeds, ATOM Feeds and OPML Feeds are our life blood, let's see what it could do to feeds! Will it give us feedotopia?

According the developer site, Google Gears consists of three modules that address the core challenges in making web applications work offline.
LocalServer LocalServer
Cache and serve application resources (HTML, JavaScript, images, etc.) locally
Database Database
Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database
WorkerPool WorkerPoolBlogger: FEEDoTopia - Edit Post "Don't follow the feeds, make feeds follow you with..."
Make your web applications more responsive by performing resource-intensive operations asynchronously

But where is the feeds or feed store, for that I had to go to another site! Yes to Google reader site!
But I got the Idea from an article on Google Blogger! According to the article Google Reader is the first application available for online and offline use. Once you have Google Gears installed, you can download your latest 2,000 items so they're available even when you don't have an Internet connection.
How do you do that? simply click the "Offline" link in the top right of Google Reader.

1 comment:

Beyond WWW said...

Hmmmmm. Google Gears definitely a God Send, but if you look around a bit there are products like Adobe AIR and Dekoh which are already there and support more than what Google has to offer from Gears.