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Google Gears: Software to make Web work Offline
June 2, 2007, 1:31 pm
Filed under: Google, Technology

Software to make Web work Offline

Google has created a Web software that runs both online and offline, marking a sea change for the Internet industry by letting users work on planes, trains, spotty connections and even in the most remote locations.

The technology called Google Gears (BETA) would allow users of computers, phones and other devices to manipulate Web services like e-mail. online calenders or news readers whether online, intermittently connected to the web or completely offline.

Google plans to make the Gears technology available fro free as “open source” software, meaning other developers are free to use and enhance the software in their own products.

“The Web is great but it doesn’t work very well when you don’t have a Web connection” , Jeff Huber, Google’s vice president of engineering said in an interview. “Google Gears addresses a functional gap on the Web”.

By bridging the gap between new Web services and the older world of desktop software, where any data changes are stored locally on user’s systems and with Google Gears, Google pushing the Web into whole new spheres of activity. Install Google Gears

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