From down-under… google announces Google Gears an open source technology for creating offline web applications. Google is offering Google Gears as a free, fully open source technology in order to help every web application, not just Google applications. As a first example of what is possible, the Google Reader™ feed reader (http://reader.google.com) is available today with Gears-enabled offline capabilities. Google Gears works with all major browsers on all major platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux. Google Gears is available now at http://gears.google.com.
Google Developer Day website will provide live webcasts of the sessions
see: http://code.google.com/events/developerday – I’ll be there so check out the flickr for some pics and check back here for some comments from Google devday.
On a side note, I just caught the 11 o’clock news here in San Jose. Seems that people being interviewed in the Bay area are a bit concerned that the new Google Street Side imagery may be a little to good in some cases… the concern is that people’s faces are clearly discernable in many scenes. Imagine this, perhaps you were comminng out of Secrets Adult Shop on Market St. when the imagery was being collected… would you want your mug front and center leaving Sectrets?? No doubt we’ll be hearing more about this over the coming weeks… Apparently Google has commented that they will gladly remove or obscure any images that cause people concern.