Google announced Google Gears at Google Developer Day 2007.

Google Gears is an open source browser plugin that will enable developers to create offline web applications using JavaScript APIs. As a developer, you’ll be able to make an application with the assurance that it will work offline and online across browsers.

Google Reader is the first online application to offer “Gears-enabled offline capabilities”. After you load the Gears plugin you get a new icon at the top of your Reader window which enables offline capabilities of Google Reader.

The great news about Google Gears is that Dojo and Google are working together; Dojo Offline has been ported to use Google Gears as the base platform.

Ajaxian has interviewed Brad Neuberg from Dojo Offline, listen to the podcast.


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