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Google Gear Enables Offline Use Of Web Applications

Posted · Category: BSD License, Framework

Google Gears is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using JavaScript APIs. Due to the concern about internet security, building web application which store and serve sensitive information locally on users’ own computers are very useful.

  • Store and serve application resources locally
  • Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database
  • Run asynchronous Javascript to improve application responsiveness

It is a similar idea with Apollo which enable offline use of web applications. From now on, users can store data locally in their database on their own computer. So that some users can use the web application they like, at the same time prevent their sensitive information being hacked by storing their information locally.

Requirements: Windows XP / Vista, Internet Explorer 6.0+, Firefox 1.5+
Demo: http://code.google.com/apis/gears/sample.html
License: New BSD License

  • mankila

    how can i use this programe?

  • jobbe

    Exactly, they are touting Gears, but have copmpletely forgotten to explain how.

    I have downloaded and installed Gears, but even so nothing shows in Windows or browsers.


  • Gulshan Mathur

    Gears works with a select group of sites that are specifically designed for compatibility. When you visit a site that’s configured to work with Gears, you should see a message stating “The website below wants to use Gears.” If you’d like to allow the use of Gears on this site, simply check the box next to “I trust this site. Allow it to use Gears.” and click the Allow button.

    Note: Once you’ve allowed a site to use Gears, you won’t see this message again on that site.

  • tejas

    same, i have installed it but i dont know how to use it

  • same, i have installed it but i dont know how to use it

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