Web users continue to be delighted by Ajax applications, such as those offered by Google. A common source of feedback, however, is that these applications could be even cooler if they were accessible offline. To address that problem, Google created Gears, an open-source browser extension that provides APIs that allow Ajax applications go offline. This session presents Google Gears, describes its goals and APIs, and quickly moves into a tour and demonstration of a working Gears application, written using the Google Web Toolkit.
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